This Autumn, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is leading a campaign against unfair charges for parking on private land. The It’s Not Fine campaign reminds consumers that such charges are not fines or penalty notices as on public property. It also seeks to help those hit by disproportionate or unfair charges fight back. Locally Aberdeenshire Council’s […]
A short video from Trading Standards warning about the dangers of copycat websites.
We have been made aware that a trader is touting for work in Aberdeen, claiming to be City of Edinburgh Trading Standards approved. It appears that a large number of misleading leaflets may have been distributed in the area, citing telephone numbers for Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh. At this time of year, companies will be […]
Aberdeenshire Trading Standards officers are warning residents to be aware of cold callers claiming to represent local health care teams. The callers are targeting elderly residents and claim to have intimate knowledge of the victim’s medical history. They will discuss their current medical conditions and encourage the victim to agree to a visit from a […]
Trading Standards at Aberdeenshire Council are once again offering advice and assistance to local retailers to help ensure a safe fireworks season. Retailers have an important role in ensuring the safe storage of fireworks, and they must be vigilant in ensuring they don’t sell fireworks to those under 18. Trading Standards staff will be carrying […]