National Trading Standards gathers intelligence from around the country to protect businesses and consumers from criminal activity and tackle a number of priorities. These currently cover e-crime, mass marketing scams, doorstep crime, and other enforcement issues that go beyond local authority boundaries. We cover a number of work areas and have dedicated teams to tackle these priorities.
National Trading Standards Teams include:
Other Work Areas:
The National Trading Standards Work Areas
National Trading Standards has teams overseeing a range of issues, from copycat websites to doorstep crime.
National Trading Standards Regional Investigations Team seize thousands of counterfeit and unsafe goods
18th January 2019
Consumers failing to protect themselves from online fraud this sales season
20th December 2018
Consumer Harm Report 2018
National Trading Standards’ annual Consumer Harm Report reveals more consumer detriment prevented and record prison sentences handed down. Report also highlights new and emerging threats facing consumers and businesses.
Friends Against Scams
Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to Take a Stand Against Scams.
Scams Awareness Month 2018
Scams Awareness Month is a yearly campaign which aims to create a network of confident, alert consumers who ‘don’t miss a trick’ when it comes to scams. Scams Awareness Month 2018 will take place in June.