Below you will find the most recent news directly from Trading Standards South West (TSSW), the authorities in the South West that are part of TSSW, or projects operated by TSSW. All the news from the authorities is sourced directly from its respective press office.
A trading standards investigation into second-hand car sales across the South West has uncovered traders selling faulty and unsafe used cars that could cause an accident or lead to high repair costs. Of the 129 vehicles being sold that were assessed as part of the investigation, one in every three… Read More
A South Gloucestershire father has been sentenced to three years in prison and his son handed an 18 month sentence for their part in carrying on a number of fraudulent home improvement businesses whose victims were often elderly or vulnerable residents. David (69) and Luke Jones (30), both of Bank... Read More
Test and Trace number spoofing, fake holiday refund scams and illegal money lending are among a raft of scams targeting South West residents as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unscrupulous criminals exploiting fears and uncertainty during the pandemic has led to an increase in scams. New research by Citizens... Read More