Illegal Money Lending Teams
On 1 April 2018 responsibility for the Illegal Money Lending Teams was transferred from National Trading Standards to the Financial Conduct Authority.
For more information about the work of the Illegal Money Lending Teams or to report a loan shark then please visit http://www.stoploansharks.co.uk/.
The National Trading Standards Work Areas
National Trading Standards has teams overseeing a range of issues, from copycat websites to doorstep crime.
Driveway repair fraudster sentenced to five and a half years
30th August 2018
Passport service website operator sentenced
2nd August 2018
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.
Consumer Harm Report 2017
National Trading Standards (NTS) prevented nearly £127 million in losses to consumers and businesses over the last year, new figures from the third annual Consumer Harm Report reveal. This represents an increase of more than a third on last year and takes the total losses prevented by NTS over the last three years to nearly half a billion pounds (over £471 million).