Category Archives: Trading Standards

Scam: the UK (or British) Government Grant Department.

Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National) Action Fraud has been receiving reports of an advanced fee fraud whereby suspects phone a member of the public and claim to be calling on behalf of the UK (or British) Government Grant Department. … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood Watch alert Police to Rogue Traders working in Odiham area

Police RMS reference number – 44160053556 Incident – Op Liberal is the name given to incidents that are linked to Rogue Traders / Door step crime. Police work with Trading Standards to address incidents where residents are targeted. Dates / … Continue reading

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Email Scam – using Royal Mail.

with many tanks to action Fraud for sharing this: Fraudsters are sending out virus infected emails that claim a package has been seized by HM Revenue & Customs upon arrival into the United Kingdom. The official looking scam emails claiming … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree Lights

with thanks to trading Standards for this…. It’s that time of year again when you need to climb up into the loft and bring down the Christmas decorations to be strung up throughout the house. A house fire, most likely sparked … Continue reading

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Emma Watson fake nude videos spreading malware on Facebook

Antivirus solutions provider Bitdefender has warned that fake videos spreading across Facebook are leading to malware infections rather than the promised content. The new Facebook scam takes advantage of Emma Watson’s growing popularity, using the actress as bait. It starts … Continue reading

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Good neighbours stop rogue traders campaign countdown begins

The countdown for the 2014 National Consumer Week (NCW) ‘Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders’ campaign has started with the official closing of the £1,000 video competition. On 22 October, video finalists will be uploaded to YouTube for public voting and … Continue reading

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Alert: Online scam involving Gumtree, PayPal and Western Union

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is warning online sellers of a scam that involves Gumtree, PayPal, Western Union and the City of London Police. In one report received by the NFIB through Action Fraud, a woman was almost defrauded after … Continue reading

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