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NPS Campaign

New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), often inaccurately known as ‘legal highs’ have been subject to earlier reports to this Executive Group. They are...

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Organised Crime Ring Reported for Illegal Money Lending

Officers of Trading Standards Scotland, with the assistance of officers of Poloce Scotland and Highland Council, have conculded a two year long...

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Trading Standards Scotland Annual Report and Business Plan

This week Trading Standards Scotland published its 2014/15 Annual Report and Business Plan for 2015/16. The Annual Report showcases the work carried...

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Car park firm forced to scrap £20,000 of illegal fines at Sainsbury's

By Chris Foote - STV News A car park firm has been forced to scrap £20,000 worth of fines it handed out illegally at a supermarket. Euro Car Parks...

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Protecting older and vulnerable consumers in Scotland from nuisance and scam phone calls

Nuisance telephone calls are an irritant for everyone, but are a serious problem for older and vulnerable consumers. They may be confused by...

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Government earmarks extra £250,000 to tackle e-crime

Rebecca Smithers - The Guardian The government is giving extra funding to the National Trading Standards Board to help it crack down on copycat...

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Scottish Shops Face Legal High Crackdown

By Chris Marshall, The Scotsman   TOUGH new licensing conditions could be introduced for shops, bars and clubs in a bid to tackle the growing threat...

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Consumer Protection Partnership: Priorities 2015

The Consumer Protection Partnership has published its Priorities Report for 2015. Find out more details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/...

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Bargain or bust

Written by Alan Robertson on 2 February 2015 in Feature Discussion heats up over how best to crack down on illicit trade in Scotland “We cannot...

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Slimming pill and face cream rip-off operates through depot in Scotland

By The Judge, The Daily Record A GLOBAL slimming pill and face cream rip-off has a handling depot in Scotland, we can reveal. “Free trial” parcels...

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