Trading standards officers will be helping deal with the crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To support them and the wider profession we have set up a dedicated area providing updates, news, and support.
Outbreak of scams during coronavirus pandemic
Since early March, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has witnessed an avalanche of scams drop on UK consumers. These scams cover the full gamut of delivery methods, from doorstep to the telephone, to social media, text and email, and all themed around the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
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CTSI is part of a family of consumer protection organisations in the UK that is working against emerging scams and unscrupulous business practices directed at UK consumers during the pandemic. You can see here what our consumer protection partners are doing during the pandemic.
Amidst everything that is going on, scammers seem to be coming up with some sophisticated methods of making their money. Keep up to date with all of our COVID-19 related press releases here.