Trading Standards


Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards Email Alert: Monday 4th March 2013

Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards Email Alert: Monday 4th March 2013 04/03/2013 Charity ‘Bin’ Scam North Warwickshire Warwickshire Trading Standards has received a complaint that bogus charity bins have been appearing in recycling areas and car parks in North Warwickshire. The ‘bins’ may be roadside gritting containers that have been stolen, repainted and re-badged. In these cases it is likely that any ‘donations’ would be sold for profit. Consumers concerned […]


Petrol scam update, Ebay scam, Energy sales cold call

23/01/2013 ‘Ebay’ Caller Warning A resident reported to Warwickshire Trading Standards taking a call from someone phoning on an international number. The caller claimed to represent Ebay and asked the resident if he had made a £94 purchase which the caller claimed was fraudulent and would he like his money back? The resident was told he would need to download a Western Union ‘reclaim form’ and was given some strange […]