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CTSI can provide expert opinion on national trading standards policy and legislation. However, if you are looking for details of a specific case it is most likely a matter for the local authority trading standards team.


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.

ASA launches Scam Ad Alert system to help better protect consumers online

Posted: 16/06/20

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is today, Tuesday 16 June, launching a UK Scam Ad Alert system in partnership with the major digital advertising and social media platforms, including Facebook and Google, to help tackle bogus ads that leave consumers out of pocket.

Unscrupulous practice of price gouging must stop says CTSI COVID-19 Roundtable

Posted: 16/06/20

Following a series of COVID-19 themed roundtable discussions relating to key issues affecting consumers during the pandemic, CTSI and organisations including Which?, Money Saving Expert, Resolver, The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) are calling for a stop to unscrupulous price gouging.

One in three Brits targeted by a scammer so far during lockdown

Posted: 15/06/20

Over a third of British adults (36%) have been the target of a scam since lockdown began, new research by Citizens Advice reveals.

Warning issued over KN95 facemasks

Posted: 12/06/20

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned that KN95 facemasks are not suitable PPE.


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