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18th October 2018 Help & Advice, Scam Alert Warning Tags: 0 Comments

Trading Standards have received reports of people claiming to work for National Trading Standards visiting people who have had previous issues with building work and claiming to need money to take the traders to court.

One gentleman paid £5,000 after having paid out £67,000 for shoddy building work three years ago.

Trading Standards will not ask for money to investigate traders or take them to court and the National Trading Standards Team do not take prosecutions directly. All Trading Standards Officers carry ID and are happy to show this to you. If anyone asks for money to take someone to court, do not pay them and report them to Citizens Advice Helpline on 03454 040506 immediately.

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Margaret Statham (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Nottinghamshire)

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