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Do you know who to turn to when something goes wrong?
This question may sound straightforward but actually sits at the very heart of the constant battle of how best to protect consumers in the 21st century. For British consumers buying and selling within the European Union, UK European Consumer Centre (UK ECC) has your back.
Hero Awards: Trading standards ‘champion’ receives national Hero Award for doorstep crime convictions
Tireless ‘champion’ of vulnerable consumers, Ruth Andrews, receives this year’s prestigious Trading Standards Hero Award from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), for leading the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Team as Head of Investigations and Safeguarding at North Yorkshire County Council.
The Office for Product Safety and Standards has urged consumers to ‘unplug’ unmodified and affected Whirlpool tumble dryers and contact the company.
“Tried-and-tested scams still pose huge threat” says Citizens Advice, as fraudsters on average pocket almost £3,000 per victim
Over 11,000 complaints were made to Citizens Advice consumer service last year by people suspicious about possible offline scams.
Trading standards and consumer champions tasked with protecting UK citizens gather at the Hilton Brighton Metropole for the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) annual Symposium from 10 – 12 June, to discuss the big issues threatening our economy.