Company directors jailed for online scam

Company directors of a firm selling electrical goods have been jailed for a total of nearly seven and a half years following a fraud investigation by the North Yorkshire and York based National Trading Standards eCrime team. The scam was uncovered after customers complained that goods ordered online from the company’s Electrohut website were never  Read ▶

NTS statement on secondary ticketing

A National Trading Standards spokesperson said: “Yesterday (Tuesday 12 December), officers from National Trading Standards conducted raids at a number of properties across the UK. These raids are part of an ongoing investigation looking into unfair practices in the secondary ticketing market and particularly the practices of businesses that buy and sell tickets in bulk.  Read ▶

The BBC’s One Show exposes ‘free-trial’ scams

The BBC’s the One Show covered ‘free-trial’ scams, also known as subscription traps last Tuesday evening on 1 December at 7pm. The show featured an interview with Mike Andrews, the national coordinator for the National Trading Standards eCrime Team, who are co-ordinating the crack-down on free-trial scams along with Citizens Advice and other consumer protection partners. You can  Read ▶

VIP Federal Trade Commission flies into North Yorkshire

Delegates from America’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) visited their UK counterpart in North Yorkshire on Thursday 10 September  to discuss action against scams blighting English-speaking consumers on both side of the Atlantic. The FTC’s Stacy Feuer and Sara DePaul and met officers from the National Trading Standards eCrime Team (NTSECT).  Stacy is Assistant Director for International  Read ▶

NTSeCT working with Which?

Which? the popular consumer online magazine has asked NTSeCT’s Mike Andrews to provide regular consumer advice to its members. The advice, in for the form of quarterly web content about the latest consumer scams, falls in line with the strong stance the Consumer Association’s respected Which? brand takes in protecting its members. Mike Andrews, the  Read ▶

Beware new copycat website tricks

The problem of copycat websites has been in sharp focus over the last month thanks to the work done by Which?, the Government Digital Service and National Trading Standards. It’s certainly the case that more of us are aware of the issue than before, as well as knowing what to do to avoid being caught  Read ▶

Online scams during Scams Awareness month

May 2014 is Scams Awareness month and the first week is all about about online scams. The National Trading Standards eCrime Team, in conjunction with Legal Beagles, want to highlight the dangers of buying cars online. We have worked with  Legal Beagles  to provide you with improved safety tips for buying cars online. So please find attached a new updated  Read ▶

Four million people scammed each year

Scams Awareness Month is running throughout May to warn about the fraudsters preying on hard-up households Fraudsters are “picking the pockets” of up to four million people each year, finds new research from Citizens Advice. The charity warns that as people across the country struggle to make ends meet they are being sized up by  Read ▶

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