Category: Trading Standards Advice

  • 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.”  

  • COLD CALLING CONTROL ZONE NEXT PHASE – COOKRIDGE

    I am pleased to announce that the work to create Cold Calling Control Zones (CCCZ) will be starting shortly in Cookridge.  This will be in the part of Cookridge that lies within the Adel & Wharfedale Ward. I anticipate that the letters to ask you to vote as to whether you would like to belong to…

  • COLD CALLING CONTROL ZONES – 1ST PHASE IS LAUNCHED IN ADEL

    West Yorkshire Trading Standards issued the following press release when we launched the first phase of the Cold Calling Control Zones on Tuesday 13th August: Today (13th August) saw the launch of the first Cold Calling Control Zone in Adel, Leeds. Funded by the Adel Association and Leeds City Council. This is the first zone…