Category: Trading Standards Advice

  • Corona Virus Scams Alert – SAFER Project, West Yorkshire Trading Standards

    I have received the letter below from the SAFER team at West Yorkshire Trading Standards. If you would like that attachment referred to please email me barry.anderson@leeds.gov.uk “Dear All The SAFER Project Team hope you are all well and we are sending you our best wishes. Given the current circumstances we would like to make…

  • Potential Financial Scam – Be Careful

    One of my residnets asked me to publicise the following: “I am embarrassed to say that I have been victim to fraud and lost £125,000.00. The fraudsters are working as an asset management company called Trading Trinity International LLC, you can google them and they have a live web site. I wonder if you can…

  • The Little Book of Big Scams

    The Little Book of Big Scams by the Metropolitan Police offers lots of hints and tips to stop you becoming a victim of fraud and can be downloaded at: https://www.met.police.uk/globalassets/downloads/fraud/the-little-book-of-big-scams.pdf    

  • FAKE ROYAL MAIL DELIVERY CARDS

    Recent advice in the SAFER Newsletter says beware of missed delivery cards which look like they’ve been delivered by Royal Mail. On the run up to Christmas, more items are ordered online, consider if you are actually expecting a delivery. The cards are almost identical to the official Royal Mail card, except that the Royal Mail logo…

  • MONEY EXPERT DOORSTEP CALLERS

    The recent SAFER newsletter advises that they have had recent reports of residents receiving unsolicited visits from representatives of a company called Money Expert attempting to sell various energy products by using Martin Lewis’s name in an attempt to fool people into believing they are from the reputable Money Saving Expert.com

  • Cold Calling Control Zone Window/Door Stickers

    As you may be aware most of the Adel & Wharfedale Ward lies within a Cold Calling Control Zone which was set up by Cllr. Caroline Anderson some years ago. I am aware of a number of properties that do not display the CCCZ sticker and would like to offer a sticker to anyone who…

  • UNSOLICITED TELEPHONE CALLS

    A lot of residents contact me to tell me about the number of unsolicited telephone calls they receive on a daily basis. I have taken this up with West Yorkshire Trading Standards who advise that a lot of these calls are coming from abroad and therefore are not subject to the same restrictions in terms…

  • BOGUS DRAIN FRAUD

    You may be interested in this information from the police. “Please can I make you aware of a concerning M.O that has been used twice in our Ward yesterday, but both incidents have only been reported today. The first is at The Birches, Bramhope and the second at Oaklands Close, Adel where both residents are…

  • TELEPHONE SALES CALLS – SELLING DEVICES TO STOP UNWANTED CALLS

    I was approached by a resident yesterday who advised me of the following issue that had been brought to their attention: “One of my elderly neighbours has received a number of calls this week from a company allegedly selling devices to attach to telephones to stop unsolicited calls (no, not a joke!). A payment of…

  • REPORTS OF ROGUE TRADERS

    I received the following update from Trading Standards recently: “We have received a report of rogue traders in the Leeds area doing roofing/guttering etc. Reports suggest they could be from the travelling community and based in Darlington.”