Trading standards news

Trading Standards warning as bogus builder con stopped this time

Published on Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Residents are being warned to be on their guard following attempts to scam at least two residents by bogus builders.

  • Trading Standards warning scam re prize draws and lotteries

    Published on Friday, 13 January 2017

    Trading Standards are warning residents to be aware of the pitfalls related to responding to prize draws and lotteries. They are also encouraging residents to raise the issue with family members or friends who may be particularly vulnerable.

  • Watch out for Council Tax scam

    Published on Thursday, 15 December 2016

    Bromley Council is warning residents to be vigilant regarding a scam Council Tax email sent to residents.

  • Halloween costume fire safety precautions urged

    Published on Thursday, 6 October 2016

    Parents are being warned about the potential fire risk often presented by children’s fancy dress costumes.

  • Trading Standards scam warning

    Published on Monday, 4 July 2016

    In the run up to National Scam Month in July, Bromley Trading Standards are alerting residents following a number of scams reported this week.

  • Rogue trader jailed

    Published on Friday, 18 December 2015

    A Faversham man has been jailed for three years after conning an 80 year old Beckenham resident out of £21,700.

  • Further alert from Trading Standards

    Published on Friday, 16 October 2015

    Trading Standards has issued an additional warning following further reports of rogue trader activity in Beckenham.

  • Trading Standards Urgent Warning

    Published on Thursday, 15 October 2015

    Bromley Trading Standards are issuing a warning about two incidents that have come to their attention involving what appears to be a very similar bogus drainage repair scam.

  • Trading Standards praise bank for rogue trader call

    Published on Thursday, 24 September 2015

    Bromley Trading Standards has praised the staff at the NatWest in Locksbottom whose quick actions saved an elderly customer from losing £4,600 to a rogue trader

  • Scammers from across the world offer elderly resident winnings of £197m

    Published on Monday, 20 July 2015

    Bromley Trading Standards is warning local residents to be extra vigilant in July which has been declared Scams Awareness Month 2015.

  • Trading Standards warn: beware of suspicious calls

    Published on Friday, 20 March 2015

    Residents in Bromley borough are being warned by Trading Standards not to respond to a stranger who makes contact on the telephone wishing to offer assistance around the needs of elderly residents, sometimes including the offer of a massage service.

  • Skunkworks raid

    Published on Monday, 16 February 2015

    Bromley Police and local authority officers raided the premises of Skunkworks in Orpington High Street on Friday 13 February following complaints of antisocial behaviour in the surrounding area.

  • Warning from Trading Standards - Dangerous toy ring with light

    Published on Wednesday, 24 December 2014

    Bromley Trading Standards has issued a warning to parents after removing a large quantity of toys from a Santa’s Grotto in the Walnuts Shopping Centre.