<h1 class="entry-title">Month: September 2014</h1>

Rugby World Cup 2015 – Kick it like Wilko

This is the  latest Buy Official advert during the ticketing sales window for the Rugby World Cup 2015.  It is an excellent video highlighting the need to be vigilant when buying tickets.  

Two Prosecuted by Caerphilly Trading Standards over Fake Goods

The successful prosecution of Darren Greenhaf follows an investigation and evidence provided by Surelock. Caerphilly Trading Standards have issued a warning for residents to be on their guard against fake goods. The warning comes after two men were prosecuted by Caerphilly County Borough Council for selling counterfeit goods and tobacco. Darren Greenhaf, 40 of Heol […]

Can Alibaba Knock Out Knockoffs?

Although Alibaba Group has been cracking down on vendors using its online marketplaces to sell counterfeit goods, consumers aren’t likely to be any safer after the company’s initial public offering. Counterfeiters are finding new ways of moving their goods. Brand protection firms, which hunt down fake versions of clients’ products online, say Alibaba Group, has […]

Universal Door Lock On Sale After Inventor Raises £10k

A grandfather has helped answer the concerns of travellers across the globe by creating a portable lock which can secure almost any door in the world. Bob Fitzjohn, 66, form London, developed The EasyLock device at his kitchen table after raising more than £10,000 from crowdfunding website, IndieGogo. This device, which weighs less than an […]

London Arrests over £1m Courier Fraud in South West

Police searched three properties in Tower Hamlets, East London Three men have been arrested in London as part of an investigation into a £1m fraud in south-west England. Search warrants were executed at three properties in Tower Hamlets, east London, where three 18-year-olds were detained on suspicion of fraud. More than 300 mainly elderly people […]

Families Warned over Killer Car Seats

A Surrey County Council investigation has uncovered a market in deadly car seats that can kill a child at just 30mph. The council’s trading standards team is warning families of young children not to buy the illegal seats, which are imported from China and fail all UK safety standards. Crash testing done by Britax shows […]

Create a Winning Video for the TSI and Receive £1,000.

The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) is calling all amateur videographers, media students, filmmakers and directors to create a 90-second ‘Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders’ informational video. The video should be designed to encourage friends, family, neighbours and carers to help protect vulnerable citizens against doorstep crime. Creators of the winning video will receive a £1,000 […]

Police Have ‘Given Up’ Investigating Some Crimes says Report

A police watchdog has found that some forces in England and Wales have “almost given up” investigating certain crimes such as thefts from vehicles, and criminal damage. A report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary found there was a postcode lottery in the way different forces dealt with the same crimes and revealed some victims […]