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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.

Media Enquiries:  If you are a journalist, or representative of a media organisation, CTSI can provide expert opinion, comments and spokespeople on a wide range of Trading Standards, consumer protection and regulatory issues - or point you in the right direction. Please contact our press office on 01268 582240/07811244602 or pressoffice@tsi.org.uk who would be happy to assist.

Warning issued about suspicious social media adverts

Posted: 02/07/20

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) today issued a warning about a series of prize competition adverts appearing on social media.

CTSI issues warning about fake national insurance refund

Posted: 29/06/20

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) warns the public to look out for a fake National Insurance refund scam. The scam, sent via email, is designed to look like an official government department communication. 

CTSI calls for rescue plan for local councils

Posted: 26/06/20

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) asks the government to support councils struggling to pay the bills in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown. 

Bogus coronavirus business grants hit email inboxes

Posted: 23/06/20

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has learned that UK internet users are receiving bogus emails from fraudsters offering fake business grants. The emails, dressed in UK government branding are the latest in a series of scam messages claiming to be from the Government.

Fake COVID-19 home testing appointment texts targets public

Posted: 18/06/20

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has witnessed evidence of bogus texts informing members of the public that a "COVID Home Testing Team" will visit their homes.

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