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Trading standards news

Bogus builder warning as cruel thieves con man (89) out of savings

Published on Thursday, 22 March 2018

Police and Trading Standards in Coventry are urging people to help protect elderly relatives and neighbours against fraudsters after thieves posing as roofers conned a frail pensioner out of £2,000.

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Leamington man sentenced after illegal cigarette lies in Coventry

Published on Tuesday, 12 December 2017

12 months Prison Sentence for storing illegal tobacco products.

Coventry man sentenced over illegal cigarettes

Published on Monday, 27 November 2017

Mr Hemin Hassan Abass, 37, of Swancroft Road, appeared before a judge recently (21 November) after Coventry’s Trading Standards Team found illegal cigarettes in his van.

Trading Standards issue warning on bogus phone calls claiming to come from HMRC

Published on Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Residents are being urged to be wary of bogus telephone calls claiming to be from HMRC.

Trading Standards issue warning on bogus phone calls claiming to come from HMRC

Published on Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Residents are being urged to be wary of bogus telephone calls claiming to be from HMRC.

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Jail for rogue trader who targeted Coventry pensioners

Published on Tuesday, 07 November 2017

Three rogue traders pleaded guilty to offences under Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations following an inspection into roofing work at the home of an elderly couple in March 2016.

Shopkeeper fined over illegal cigarettes

Published on Thursday, 26 October 2017

A former city shopkeeper has been ordered to pay over £1,300 after illegal cigarettes were found in his store.

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Record haul of illegal cigarettes seized in city

Published on Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Over one million illegal cigarettes were seized in a joint operation between Coventry Trading Standards, Coventry Police and Immigration yesterday (9 October).

Coventry store loses alcohol licence

Published on Wednesday, 27 September 2017

A Coventry shopkeeper has lost his licence to sell alcohol after his store was caught selling illegal cigarettes to a child.

Trading Standards issue warning on bogus phone calls claiming to come from HMRC

Published on Monday, 25 September 2017

Residents are being urged to be wary of bogus telephone calls claiming to be from HMRC.

Justice in the end for shopkeeper caught with counterfeit cigarettes

Published on Wednesday, 13 September 2017

A Coventry man has been sentenced to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and a £900 fine for being caught with counterfeit cigarettes.

Tobacco crime not to be sniffed at by Trading Standards across Central England

Published on Monday, 24 July 2017

Over 5.5 million illegal cigarettes and 645 kg of hand rolling tobacco were seized by local Trading Standards within the Central England Trading Standards Authorities (CEnTSA).

Trading Standards issue Hajj Fraud warning to Saudi Arabia pilgrims

Published on Thursday, 15 June 2017

Coventry Trading Standards have issued a warning to local residents who are planning their Hajj pilgrimage to prevent them becoming victims to fraudulent travel agents.

Coventry shop loses licence after illegal tobacco haul

Published on Tuesday, 13 June 2017

A shop in Foleshill has had its licence revoked after Coventry Trading Standards officers found illegal cigarettes hidden in a sewage drain and sweet jars.

Trading Standards issue warning on Robbie Williams ticket fraudsters

Published on Wednesday, 07 June 2017

Concert-goers are being urged to watch out for ticket fraudsters ahead of next week’s Robbie Williams gig.

Fine for Coventry businessman involved in illegal cosmetics sales

Published on Thursday, 18 May 2017

A Coventry shopkeeper and his limited company have been ordered to pay a total of £2,732 after pleading guilty to five offences of possession of illegal cosmetics products.

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Coventry Trading Standards seize hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of illegal cigarettes and tobacco.

Published on Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Over 1 million cigarettes and 170kg of hand rolling tobacco have been seized in the past year by Coventry Trading Standards officials.

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Warning over fake pension reviews

Published on Thursday, 05 May 2016

Trading Standards are warning people to watch out for bogus pension review phone calls.

Consumers urged to know their rights

Published on Tuesday, 03 November 2015

Consumers and local businesses are being urged to get to grips with the new provisions in the Consumer Rights Act which came into force on October 1 2015 to avoid frustration when buying or selling goods or services especially in the run up to Christmas.

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