Merton and Richmond Trading Standards are urging everyone to be vigilant after a resident was conned out of £1,200 in a voucher scam over the telephone.
In July, Merton Council’s Trading Standards teamed up alongside B.W.Y. Canine Ltd detection dog unit outside the civic centre to bring residents the Illegal Tobacco Road Show. These road shows have […]
An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco and alcohol across the London Borough of Merton uncovered more than 1,000 cigarettes, over 5 kilos of hand-rolling tobacco […]
Online and postal scams, such as fake lottery wins, bogus inheritances and get rich quick schemes, are increasingly landing in local residents’ email accounts and post boxes. Trading standards officers […]
A cowboy builder has been jailed after his building company began knocking a pensioner’s house down without getting permission. Gary Nichols, Director of Gladstone Roofing and Property Maintenance Ltd, was […]
A company claiming to be creating the world’s smallest travel adapter ignored potential safety concerns and continued to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds through crowdfunding campaigns, despite concern from […]
Residents are being warned not to respond to scam emails offering refunds on their council tax bills.
Merton Council’s trading standards officers saved an elderly woman from being conned out of thousands of pounds when a rogue trader demanded money for bogus work to her home.
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Merton council is warning residents not to give bank account details to a company claiming to reduce council tax payments. A company has been calling residents offering to save them […]