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Top Trading Standards tips to ensure a very merry Christmas

With the winter holidays upon us, Trading Standards have put together some seasonal top tips to help ensure that it will be a truly happy Christmas all round: 1. By law, all goods must be of satisfactory quality, as they were described and fit for their intended purpose.  If not, provided you act quickly, you have the right to your money back […]

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Sutton residents warned to beware of mail scams this summer

Sutton Council is warning borough residents to be careful and not to become the victim of mail scams. The warning was made by Trading Standards officers from Kingston and Sutton Shared Environment Service after the National Trading Standards Scams Team (NTS Scams Team) prevented almost 750,000 pieces of scam mail from entering the UK postal […]

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Business grant online scam warning from Sutton Council

Sutton Council has advised small businesses in the borough to to be vigilant if approached about online grant advertising after a Buckinghamshire man received a suspended sentence for an elaborate grants scam that targeted businesses across the UK. Ashton Kevin Saunders, 27, from Chesham, Buckinghamshire, has received an 18-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, […]

Motorists urged to steer clear of fake car repair software after Sutton trader prosecuted

Motorists are being warned to steer clear of rogue traders selling fake car maintenance software online including Mercedes Benz, Ford, Peugeot and Citroen rip-offs. The warning comes after Sutton’s Trading Standards team cracked down on a business, trading under the name Genovese Solutions, selling counterfeit CDs and DVDs. Mario Genovese, a Sutton-based sole trader, was […]

Residents warned about scams likely to hit Sutton this festive season

As budgets tighten and money worries intensify, Christmas is a prime time for scammers to strike. Sutton Council is aware of three scams currently attempting to con residents, with many more expected to be in operation. A resident has contacted Sutton Council about the return of a council tax phone scam wherein bogus callers offer […]

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