Trading standards news

  • A scam is not just for Christmas…

    Published on Wednesday, 19 December 2018

    Bromley Trading Standards are warning residents to be on their guard for council tax rebate scams particularly as Christmas approaches.

  • Rogue traders warning following prosecution

    Published on Tuesday, 11 December 2018

    Residents are being warned about rogue traders and to be on their guard in the run up to Christmas.

  • Bromley trader fined following dangerous cosmetics seizure

    Published on Thursday, 18 October 2018

    Bromley Trading Standards have prosecuted a local business following the discovery of dangerous cosmetics which contained restricted substances and were incorrectly labelled

  • Beware of rogue builders

    Published on Monday, 10 September 2018

    Residents are warned to thoroughly check builders’ and other tradespeople credentials after a trade organisation logo was illegally used and fraudulent payment demanded from a Bromley resident.

  • Fraudster warning ahead of Trading Standards week

    Published on Thursday, 6 September 2018

    Residents are again being warned about fraudsters claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

  • Scam aware advice - raise the issue with friends and family

    Published on Monday, 2 July 2018

    Trading Standards have been supporting the Scams Awareness campaign to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams and be ‘scam aware’.

  • Trading Standards warning: Fur real? Or faux?

    Published on Tuesday, 27 February 2018

    Shoppers are being warned to check unlabelled “fur” items and not to assume that it’s faux fur. Real fur can often be used as it’s produced and sold more cheaply than fake.

  • 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.

  • 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