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Welcome to CTSI's News Room. Here, you can browse through our latest consumer protection and trading standards news reports (below), or check out our archive of news articles from previous years.

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

Posted: 30/06/16

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: 30/06/16

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: 30/06/16

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: 30/06/16

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: 30/06/16

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.

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