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Responding to the appointment of Margot James as minister for small business, consumers, and corporate responsibility, Leon Livermore, chief executive of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, said:
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.
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.
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.
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.