Trading standards news
Trading Standards warn of scam sites selling personal protective equipment (PPE)
Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards team are urging crowd-funders, consumers and businesses to beware of scam sites selling hard-to-find PPE.
Trading Standards seize potentially harmful sanitizer
Trading Standards Enforcement Officers seized bottles of potentially harmful hand sanitizer from a Birmingham trader yesterday (Thursday 19 March).
Beware: The 12 Cons of Christmas
Christmas is a time for giving, but people are being warned that for some unscrupulous individuals and firms it is a time for conning.
Rogue travel agent jailed for non-existent flights scam
A businessman who scammed holiday makers out of around £30,000 by taking their cash and failing to supply them with flight tickets has been jailed for 21 months.
Counterfeit goods seized in Birmingham factory raid
A major counterfeiting operation has been disrupted after clothing and equipment worth hundreds of thousands of pounds were seized in a raid on a Birmingham factory.
Illegal cigarettes and cash seized in day of action
Illegal cigarettes worth more than £4,000 have been seized during a day of action led by Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards team and West Midlands Police.
Restaurant banned from serving food to customers with allergies
A Birmingham restaurant has been banned from serving any foods to people who state they have a food allergy following the hospitalisation of a diner.
Gold bangle scam trio jailed
Three jewellers who falsely claimed that sets of gold bangles they manufactured and sold were made from higher quality gold have today (7 November) been jailed for a total of 14 years.
Trader sentenced for counterfeit goods
The owner of a Birmingham-based business has been given a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to a number of offences relating to the possession of counterfeit and unsafe goods.
Trader ordered to pay £85,726 for selling illicit tobacco
A Birmingham trader, who was found to have illicit tobacco in his shop, has been ordered to pay £85,726 at Birmingham Crown Court today (3 October 2017).
Hajj travel firm and director ordered to pay £43,000
A travel firm offering Hajj and Umrah trips and its director were ordered to pay £43,000 - after being convicted last year for misleading customers - at Birmingham Crown Court today (17 August 2017).
Travel agents targeted in Hajj fraud operation
Trading Standards officers and the City Of London Police have visited travel agents across Birmingham that were identified as potentially selling unlicensed package tours to Mecca.