Sunday, 22 May 2016

@WAR - Warwickshire Trading Standards alerts

Warwickshire Trading Standards email alerts.

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20/05/2016 Be aware door to door jet washing – Alcester

By Simon Cripwell on May 20, 2016 02:32 pm
Warwickshire Trading Standards are advising householders in the Alcester area to be aware of people operating door to door offering to jet wash driveways.
Reports suggest they are charging hundred of pounds (more than the cost of buying some jet washers) and falsely claiming to 'seal' the driveway with a solution afterwards. One resident is also reported to have been left with a blocked drain.
Warwickshire Trading Standards advises residents not to buy at the doorstep and if in doubt, keep their door closed.
Trading Standards Officers will be visiting the area to advise local residents today (Friday 20th May).

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19/05/2016 New Tick Box scheme launched to tackle hidden illegal goods

By Simon Cripwell on May 19, 2016 12:08 pm
Tick Box is a national scheme that aims to prevent self-storage facilities, or ‘lock-ups’ being used to hide illegal products such as illicit tobacco and alcohol and counterfeit goods.

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17/05/2016 Bogus council callers

By Simon Cripwell on May 17, 2016 12:03 pm
Warwickshire residents are warned to beware of fraudulent phone calls from people falsely claiming to be working for Warwickshire County Council. The bogus callers ask residents if they have recently been involved in an accident. Some callers may even claim to be working in the entirely fictitious 'council accident department'.
The real purpose of the scam phone calls is to find people who have had car accidents where they were not at fault. The callers then sell/pass these details on to 'no win no fee' law firms who will seek to represent the individual and claim damages from the other party, taking a 30%+ cut of any compensation gained!

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