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Welcome to CTSI's News Room. Browse through our latest Consumer Protection and Trading Standards news reports (below), or take a look through our archive of news articles from previous years.

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Warning over criminals posing as officials

Posted: 25/07/2016

People are being urged to guard themselves against fake officials after an elderly couple lost £900,000 in scam - involving a bogus trading standards officer.

Winner of national toy design competition announced

Posted: 06/07/2016

A teenager has scooped the top prize in a national competition that aims to raise children's awareness of consumer issues and aspects of product safety.

CTSI referendum statement

Posted: 01/07/2016

Leon Livermore, CTSI chief executive, said: “The EU has been good for consumers and many of our consumer rights and product safety laws come from the EU.

Banking specialist saves couple from potential £1m fraud

Posted: 30/06/2016

Trading standards experts have praised a banking specialist that saved a vulnerable couple who were being repeatedly targeted by scammers and were set to lose their £1 million life savings.

Brave pensioner who lost home to fraudsters is recognised with CTSI Hero Award

Posted: 30/06/2016

A pensioner who was tricked into signing over his £250,000 home to conmen posing as builders has been recognised for his bravery, after giving evidence in the case against the criminals.

Scam victims praised for sharing their experiences

Posted: 30/06/2016

Two professionals who found themselves on a so-called suckers list and lost thousands in a scam have been praised for helping to warn others, by trading standards experts.

Charity worker who supported scam victims is awarded for her efforts

Posted: 30/06/2016

Trading standards experts have recognised a charity worker after she helped more than 80 elderly and vulnerable people, who had appeared on a so-called suckers list, from becoming repeatedly targeted by scammers.

Farming charity recognised by trading standards experts

Posted: 30/06/2016

A charity worker who helped a farmer get his life back on track after he lost his home and was facing animal neglect charges, has been praised by trading standards experts.

Specialist crime unit recognised by trading standards experts

Posted: 30/06/2016

A specialist team has been praised after helping to prosecute a business that put animal by-products back into the food chain and a pet crematorium manager who failed to return ashes.

Community stalwart honoured with Hero Award

Posted: 22/06/2016

Trading standards experts have recognised a community stalwart who has campaigned tirelessly for the profession and championed a scheme that prevents vulnerable people from becoming victims of fraud.

Specialist detection dog honoured with Hero Award

Posted: 22/06/2016

A trading standards specialist who has sniffed out a large amount of harmful goods without thought for reward or payment is being recognised by the industry for their efforts.

Financial Scamming campaign and research launched at CTSI Conference

Posted: 21/06/2016

Financial institutions and charities can and should take greater responsibility for the victims of scams, according to research by trading standards and social work experts.

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