‘Tis the season to enjoy buying special gifts and treats, but shoppers do need to be vigilant to make sure they don’t get ripped off by scammers. The sad reality […]
A rogue builder who sought to evade justice by leaving the county has been jailed for more than four years, following a successful prosecution led by Merton Council’s trading standards […]
Counterfeit clothes, shoes and toys seized by Merton Council and Richmond Council have been donated to the charity Sports Traider. The items, including rugby scarfs, boots, trainers, jewellery and toys […]
Merton Council is warning Blue Badge holders to be vigilant of a parking scam in which fraudsters are pretending to be a Council parking attendant to con people out of […]
Merton Council’s Safer Neighbourhood Board have partnered with the Met Police Cyber Crime Unit and Trading Standards to host a free community ‘How to avoid scams’ conference for residents. Age […]
Merton Council successfully prosecutes Iceland Foods Limited for failing to maintain adequate standards of hygiene at its stores in Morden and Mitcham.
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 […]