FRAUDSTERS WARNING AHEAD OF TRADING STANDARDS WEEK (‘Revenue’ may ask you for iTunes gift card voucher codes!)

You are again being warned about fraudsters claiming to be from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The warning comes in advance of the London Trading Standards week, when the council’s Trading Standards team and the National Trading Standards Scams Team will also be advising consumers on how they can protect themselves and others from scams. … Continue reading FRAUDSTERS WARNING AHEAD OF TRADING STANDARDS WEEK (‘Revenue’ may ask you for iTunes gift card voucher codes!)

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FRAUDSTER WHO HELPED CON WOMAN OUT OF £17,000 IS JAILED FOR FOUR YEARS

A fraudster who helped con a 70 year old woman out of £17,000 has been jailed for four years at Inner London Crown Court. The court heard that in December 2016 a Bromley resident then aged 70 was cold called by a man who claimed that a pigeon was stuck in her loft. She allowed … Continue reading FRAUDSTER WHO HELPED CON WOMAN OUT OF £17,000 IS JAILED FOR FOUR YEARS

CONMEN ‘TARGET VICTIMS IN FOLLOW-UP VISITS’ – council’s warning

Fraudsters who have already brought anxiety and distress to vulnerable residents across Croydon borough are doubling their victims’ torment by revisiting them with the intent of working their cons again. Croydon’s trading standards team are worried that such victims are proving an easy target for heartless criminals following a number of such incidents taking place … Continue reading CONMEN ‘TARGET VICTIMS IN FOLLOW-UP VISITS’ – council’s warning

HELEN HAYES – AND LAMBETH COUNCIL – SLAM THAMES WATER / ‘ROGUE TRADERS’ IN NORTH OF BOROUGH – warning from Croydon trading standards

Thames Water have been slammed in the House of Commons by Dulwich and West Norwood MP Helen Hayes (Lab). She told fellow MPs: “In my constituency, we have had a Thames Water leak or burst every single week of the winter. “The pipe network is crumbling and causes constant problems, but it is not a … Continue reading HELEN HAYES – AND LAMBETH COUNCIL – SLAM THAMES WATER / ‘ROGUE TRADERS’ IN NORTH OF BOROUGH – warning from Croydon trading standards

ROGUE BUILDER AGED 79 JAILED – AFTER TARGETING ELDERLY

A 79-year-old rogue builder has been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for breaching a court order preventing him from cold calling and carrying out building work. Joining the pensioner behind bars is his grandson who aided him by clearing payment cheques through his bank account so that they wouldn’t show in his granddad’s figures. The … Continue reading ROGUE BUILDER AGED 79 JAILED – AFTER TARGETING ELDERLY

GIG BUDDIES LAUNCHED IN CROYDON / SCAMMERS DISAPPEAR WITH PENSIONERS £27,000 LIFE SAVINGS

GIG BUDDIES LAUNCHED IN CROYDON A scheme that helps people with learning disabilities or autism attend gigs, plays or other live events is being launched in Croydon thanks to a successful council funding bid. Volunteers are being sought to get involved with the Gig Buddies project, which will match them to an adult with a … Continue reading GIG BUDDIES LAUNCHED IN CROYDON / SCAMMERS DISAPPEAR WITH PENSIONERS £27,000 LIFE SAVINGS

COUNCIL WARN OVER BOGUS EMPLOYEE – People with learning disabilities targeted

COUNCIL WARN OVER BOGUS EMPLOYEE - People with learning disabilities targeted Croydon council are warning the public to be aware of a scammer who poses as one of its employees to try and con over £1,000 out of local people with learning disabilities and connected professionals. The scam involves a bogus email sent by a … Continue reading COUNCIL WARN OVER BOGUS EMPLOYEE – People with learning disabilities targeted

NOTORIOUS FLY-TIPPERS VEHICLES CRUSHED (and you can watch it on YouTube) / LAMBETH COMMUNITY FUND OPEN FOR NEW APPLICATIONS /  BOGUS TREE SURGEON’S ‘BARK’-ING SCAM

NOTORIOUS FLY-TIPPERS VEHICLES CRUSHED (and you can watch it on YouTube) / LAMBETH COMMUNITY FUND OPEN FOR NEW APPLICATIONS /  BOGUS TREE SURGEON'S 'BARK'-ING SCAM A notorious drive-by fly-tipper who hit the headlines when he dumped tonnes of rubbish on the borough’s streets has had his vehicles crushed. Croydon council oversaw the destruction of two … Continue reading NOTORIOUS FLY-TIPPERS VEHICLES CRUSHED (and you can watch it on YouTube) / LAMBETH COMMUNITY FUND OPEN FOR NEW APPLICATIONS /  BOGUS TREE SURGEON’S ‘BARK’-ING SCAM

BOGUS COUNCIL OFFICIAL ROASTS CHEF WITH COOKED-UP STORY / HOW TO HIT BACK AT TAX FRAUD PHONE CALLS / TRADERS WARNED TO DISPOSE OF WASTE CAREFULLY

BOGUS COUNCIL OFFICIAL ROASTS CHEF WITH COOKED-UP STORY / HOW TO HIT BACK AT TAX FRAUD PHONE CALLS / TRADERS WARNED TO DISPOSE OF WASTE CAREFULLY A man claiming to be a council official has conned a Croydon restaurant out of £280 after weaving a plausible story of an outstanding debt and a steep fine … Continue reading BOGUS COUNCIL OFFICIAL ROASTS CHEF WITH COOKED-UP STORY / HOW TO HIT BACK AT TAX FRAUD PHONE CALLS / TRADERS WARNED TO DISPOSE OF WASTE CAREFULLY

TOWN HALL PROJECT "ON TRACK"

TOWN HALL PROJECT "ON TRACK" Artist’s impression of the new Lambeth town hall development in Brixton Lambeth council’s new town hall project has reached the 12-month mark, with building work progressing rapidly on the landmark site on Brixton Hill, say the council. "A year after demolition work started an the site the £68million scheme remains … Continue reading TOWN HALL PROJECT "ON TRACK"