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South Tyneside trading standards news

2019

28 Feb - South Tyneside Trading Standards online cosmetics warning                                                                            

26 Feb - Renters warned over Tenancy Deposit scams

18 Feb - Advice following Flybmi collapse               

2018

27 Nov - Urgent recall of faulty home use sunbeds - Sunbed safety warning - Hartlepool Council234.3KB

22 Nov - How stay stay safe when buying products online                                

22 Nov - ACG Advice - How to avoid Counterfeits on Black Friday                                              

20 Mar - Top scams to watch out for in 2018       

12 Feb - Bogus Caller Warning

5 Feb - North East Trading Standards authorities develop car buying app            

1 Feb - Fraudsters pose as Financial Ombudsman with fake compensation offer  

16 Jan - Fake Sainsbury Refund E-mails                            

2017

7th Sept - Scam warning in wake of hurricanes

6th Sept - Students warned about scam loan email  

4th Sept - On Guard against Rogue Traders             

24th Aug - South Shields Newsagent fined for sale of cigs to under age child        

7th Aug - Misleading 'Missed Delivery' Cards posted through letterboxes                     

4th Aug - Bogus Caller in Sunderland Area   

18th July - Telephone tax scams increase

28 June - Bogus Caller warnings for South Tyneside residents              

26 June - Warning over scam BT email                              

23 June - Hotpoint Fridge Freezer identified following Grenfell Tragedy                  

12 June - What to do if you've bought non-existent tickets from Goticketsuk.com

9 June - Mars recalls chocolates over salmonella fear                              

6 June - Fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC  

30 May - Fire risk alert issued over Beko tumble dryers                

23 May - 'Microsoft' Scammers using Wannacry attack  

15 May - Warning over bogus vacuum repair callers     

15 May - Residents warned about fish sellers  

12 May - Police investigate fraudsters "ringing the changes"

27 April - Gateshead Bogus Caller Incident

28 Feb - Phone scam cons elderly woman out of thousands of pounds

23 Feb - Bogus callers may use 'Doris' to target the vulnerable

23 Feb - Printer helpline scam

30 Jan - I Tunes fraudsters targeting people in the region

2016

27 Dec - Safety warning on bunk beds following baby's death

7 Dec - Scam email - Fake email claims you were caught speeding   

18 April - Police warn of potential Hajj Fraud

16 March - Police warning over scam vacuum cleaner repair phone call

4 March - Restaurants targeted by Blackmailers 

19 February -  Counterfeit Airbag arrest             

2015

25 November - Warning over 'Black Friday' online frauds

25 November - Talk Talk customers at risk of fraud following hack

1 September - New council tax rebate scam

7 July -  Hebburn schoolchildren win Chartered Trading Standards Institute prize

29 June - Council offer advice to avoid being scammed - Scam Awareness Month

2014

3 December - The 12 Scams of Christmas

4 June - South Tyneside residents warned to be aware of scams

22 April - Jarrow Toddler swallows Lithium Battery

 

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