July is Scam Awareness Month
Don't get caught by fraudsters!
This page is known as: www.birmingham.gov.uk/tradingstandards
As part of Scam awareness Month Trading Standards Officers will be visiting the following community venues in Birmingham to provide advice and tips to help consumers avoid being scammed with e.g. Rogue Traders, Doorstep Crime and other Scams:-
Monday 13 July (10.30am-3.pm) Castle Bingo, Barnes Hill, B29 5TY
Tuesday 14 July (10.30-12.30pm) South and City College Soho Road Handsworth B21 9DP (Aquarius Coffee morning)
Wednesday 15 July (10.00am-3.00pm) Shard End Community Centre, 170 Packington Avenue B34 7RD
Thursday 16 July (10.00-1.00pm) Mere Green Library 30A Mere Green Road B75 5BT
Civil advice and assistance from Birmingham Trading Standards
Trading Standards do not provide non-statutory civil advice and assistance (except to vulnerable consumers). In civil disputes Birmingham Trading Standards does not act or intervene on the consumer's behalf or contact traders to negotiate a resolution.
Visit the Citizens' Advice Bureaux consumer rights web pages for consumer advice and help with making a complaint.
If the matter is still not resolved following advice from the Citizens' Advice consumer service, you will need to take legal advice and/or seek a resolution through the Small Claims Court.
Finding a Reputable Trader and Tackling Rogue Traders
To help consumers find a reputable trader, Birmingham Trading Standards works with No Rogue Traders Here Ltd. We check the complaint histories of all businesses that are approved by No Rogue Traders Here Ltd to make sure that they have not treated consumers unfairly. Whilst we take all reasonable steps only to authorise reputable businesses, contracts are entered into at the consumer's own risk. For more information on this innovative scheme visit: www.noroguetradershere.com or use their freephone number 0800 233 5000.
If you think you are being targeted by a rogue trader visit our Doorstep Crime web page for further information and advice.
Operation Liberal is a joint operation between Trading Standards Authorities and West Midlands Police to tackle rogue traders operating throughout the West Midlands. Rogue traders are traders who go out intentionally to take advantage of consumers and to charge large amounts of money for little or very poor workmanship.
For the latest news on Trading Standards issues in Birmingham go to our Latest News web page.
Your views on the service we provide
Our Customer Care Charter gives further details on the standards of service you can expect from us. We want to hear from you with any compliments, comments or complaints about our services. Contact us by writing to:
Operations Manager Trading Standards
PO Box 16586
PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a public access building.
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