Trading Standards

Been offered a Good Citizen Grant? It’s a new phone scam…

Preston households have been targeted by scammers, right, the Scambuster Stan character used by trading standards Prestonians are being warned about a potential phone scam by fraudsters claiming to work for the city council. An official alert has been issued by Preston City Council who said […]

5 years ago
Warning as door to door fish sales con elderly residents out of hundreds of pounds

Frozen fish are being sold in huge quantities. Pic: Anthony Theobald Fish sellers are operating on the outskirts of Preston and leaving elderly people with freezers full of fish. Lancashire County Council’s trading standards department have put out a warning about […]

7 years ago
Scam busting Facebook page targets cons in the North West

A Facebook page set-up by Lancashire County Council Trading Standards team is looking to fight scams in the North West. The page (via a friendly face Scambuster Stan) can be […]

7 years ago
Preston plays key role in horsemeat tests

Preston and Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Officers are playing a large part in the investigation into the horsemeat contamination scandal. Scientists based at the Docklands in Preston are testing […]

8 years ago
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