Trading standards news

Tis the season to beware of scams

Published on Friday, 4 December 2020

With Christmas approaching and more of us than ever shopping online, residents and shoppers are reminded to be aware of fraudsters and their scams.

  • 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.

  • 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.