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Rogue trader who scammed Preston and South Ribble residents jailed

An East Lancashire man is serving 32 months in jail following action by Lancashire County Council’s Trading Standards team. John Hargadon, aged 54, of Collingwood Street, Colne, pleaded guilty to […]

1 week ago
Preston and Bamber Bridge residents targeted by ‘Covid conmen’

County Hall in Fishergate Pic: Tony Worrall Residents in Preston and Bamber Bridge are being warned by Lancashire County Council to stay alert as Lancashire is targeted by scammers. One Preston resident received a cold call from […]

8 months ago
Warning as dodgy door-to-door sellers operating in Samlesbury

Tea towels are among the items being offered for sale but Trading Standards say they are poor quality Households in Samlesbury are being warned about doorstep sellers. Underhand sales tactics are being used according to Trading Standards. Lancashire County Council has issued the warning after reports of door-to-door […]

2 years ago
Sniffer dogs help find illicit tobacco and cigarettes haul at Preston shop

One of the sniffer dogs with their haul Pic: Lancashire Trading Standards Illicit cigarettes and counterfeit handrolled tobacco was found during a raid on a Preston shop. Lancashire Police’s sniffer dog unit joined Lancashire County Council’s Trading Standards officers in the investigation. […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Rogue trader warning issued for Lostock Hall

Linden Drive in Lostock Hall has been targeted Pic: Google Linden Drive in Lostock Hall has been targeted Pic: Google Police have issued a warning after a man was taken to a cash point by a rogue trader and forced […]

4 years ago
Postcode lottery scam letters doing the rounds in Preston

The postal scam has been reported in Preston Pic: PublicDomainPictures The postal scam has been reported in Preston Pic: PublicDomainPictures A scam lottery letter is doing the rounds in Preston according to police. The People’s Postcode Lottery – where players […]

4 years ago
Illegal cigarettes sniffed out in Preston by Trading Standards

More than 50 packs of contraband cigarettes were sniffed out by Trading Standards on Thursday. Officers, police and two sniffer dogs called Bradley and Alfie, visited eight retail premises across […]

6 years ago
Warning as Preston pensioners targeted by phone scam

A number of elderly Preston residents have been contacted by fraudsters pretending to be police officers. Lancashire Police and Trading Standards are warning pensioners in Preston to be on their […]

6 years ago
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