Trading standards news

Trading standards warning following prosecution

Published on Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Residents, including those who may be seen as elderly or vulnerable, are being warned to be highly vigilant following the latest prosecution of two gardeners who cold-called a resident.

  • Trading standards warning of roofing trader con

    Published on Wednesday, 14 July 2021

    Residents across the borough, particularly in Beckenham and Penge, are being warned to be highly suspicious of a roofing company alleged to be working in the area.

  • Be scam aware urges new SCAMbassador

    Published on Friday, 9 July 2021

    Trading Standards and Councillor Angela Page, the council’s newly appointed SCAMbassador, is warning everyone to be on their guard and be more scam aware.

  • Fireworks seized as public protection work continues

    Published on Thursday, 26 November 2020

    Trading Standards officers from Bromley council have seized a large quantity of fireworks from a shop, some of which are suspected of being more than 5 years old.

  • Scam warning

    Published on Monday, 18 May 2020

    Businesses are warned to remain vigilant in the light of COVID-19 related scams.

  • Beware of Coronavirus scams

    Published on Monday, 30 March 2020

    Residents are warned to be careful and remain vigilant in the light of COVID-19 related scams and other misleading information.

  • Dangerous electrical fan heaters removed from sale

    Published on Friday, 21 February 2020

    Sixty-one unsafe electrical fan heaters have been removed from a stall in the Walnuts Market, Orpington.

  • Beware of tree services scams

    Published on Monday, 19 August 2019

    Residents are being advised not to respond to various flyers and leaflets offering tree services, to avoid potential scams.

  • Good samaritan saves elderly man from rogue roof traders

    Published on Friday, 12 April 2019

    A vulnerable elderly man has been a victim of roof traders attempting to overcharge him for work done, before a stranger intercepted outside Esso garage on Westmoreland Road, Bromley on 19 March 2019.

  • 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.