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.
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.
Concert-goers are being urged to watch out for ticket fraudsters ahead of next week’s Robbie Williams gig.
New Bengal Spice Prosecuted for selling beef as lamb.
Two shop workers have appeared in court after a sniffer dog helped Trading Standards officers discover illegal cigarettes and tobacco.
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.
Over 1 million cigarettes and 170kg of hand rolling tobacco have been seized in the past year by Coventry Trading Standards officials.
Three Coventry men have been sentenced to carry out a total of more than 600 hours of unpaid work for being involved in selling counterfeit and non-duty paid cigarettes and tobacco.
The 2016 National Consumer Week campaign, Switched On, has launched today (28 November).
Nearly £2500 worth of illegal cigarettes and hand-rolled tobacco were seized from five Coventry shops this week as part of the ongoing work of Coventry Trading Standards to clamp down on illegal trade
As Halloween approaches, Coventry Trading Standards is reminding parents to be vigilant and protect their children from risks associated with fancy dress costumes that they may not be aware of.
The owner of a city fast food restaurant has been fined £1,000 after magistrates heard of a number of food hygiene offences – including mouse droppings around the kitchen.
Gas Safety Week 2016 and unsafe second hand gas cooker.
Trading Standards are reminding people who are thinking of buying a dog to be cautious about illegally imported puppies.
The owners of a city chicken shop have been fined for breaches in food hygiene, including failing to protect food against contamination likely to make it unfit for human consumption.
Coventry Trading Standards are urging residents in the city to be aware of rogue traders over the bank holiday weekend.
An evasive owner of a city shisha bar has been prosecuted for breaching the Health Act 2006 and the Consumer Protection Act 1987.
1.4 million counterfeit and illicit cigarettes have been seized by specialist tobacco sniffer dogs in a campaign across Central England.
Coventry Trading Standards team have assisted in the prosecution of Birmingham-based plumbing companies that duped their elderly customers.
The final week of Scam Awareness Month sees the focus for Coventry Trading Standards moving onto doorstep scams.
Following a tip off from a member of the public and intelligence gathered, Coventry Trading Standards seized a large number of pirated DVDs from a city shop last night (20 July).
Scam Awareness Month continues and this week, Coventry Trading Standards are focusing on mail scams.
As part of scam awareness month, Coventry’s Trading Standards team are warning people of some online pitfalls that can lead to being scammed over the internet.
Launch of Scam Awareness Month 2016. Throughout July the four key channels used to conduct scams will be looked at which are: • Telephone Scams • Online Scams • Mail Scams • Doorstep Scams
Coventry butcher prosecuted for selling mutton (and beef, pork and chicken) dressed as lamb.
A trial project to install call blockers in the homes of vulnerable residents has been hailed a success after preventing over 1,000 scam phone calls over 12 weeks.
A Coventry man has been ordered to pay over £15,000 after a court heard how he agreed to sell people’s scrap or broken down vehicles – but often failed to hand over any payment.
Trading Standards officers and police have seized over 30,000 illegal cigarettes and pouches of tobacco in a raid at a city house.
Coventry Trading Standards are warning football fans desperate to go to Euro 2016 that they face a greater risk of being ripped off on social media sites as they account for half of all ticket scams.
Following the success of previous campaigns, the anti-scam charity Think Jessica has launched a hard hitting ‘Scam Trap’ campaign.
Trading Standards are warning people to watch out for bogus pension review phone calls.
A Coventry mini market / off-licence has lost its licence to sell alcohol.
The owner of a sweet-making factory has been landed with a fine that will leave a bitter taste in his mouth following his failure to keep the premises clean.
Trading Standards officers are warning Blue Badge holders in the city of the risk of being targeted by copycat websites for applications and renewals.
Trading Standards are calling on people to report illegal tobacco after four people were fined a total of £15,600 for trying to sell goods with a street value of £3,000.
Coventry City Council Trading Standards are warning would be purchasers of puppies from abroad to take extra care.
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.