Coming up in 2016

With two national reviews into trading standards due to report imminently, and several pieces of new legislation that will directly impact the service set to reach Royal Assent this year, 2016 is already set to be a busy one for the whole profession. At CTSI, the policy team continue in our endeavours to represent members’…

Fighting talk at Party Conferences

How to tackle the scammers was the main talking point at CTSI’s fringe events during this year’s political party conferences. Our policy team gives a run down of proceedings. CTSI’s policy team joined forces with Age UK to take the message about the impact of scams – and the issue of dealing with them – to this year’s Labour…

Not Sure? Don’t Open the Door!

Operation Liberal is the national intelligence unit for organised travelling criminality.  The operation gathers intelligence on the many crime types committed by those criminals who travel in order to offend.  These crime types include those committed on the doorstep including distraction burglary and rogue trading. The victims of these crime types tend to be older…

Top tips for a safe Cyber Monday

Each year up to four million people in the UK are scammed, with almost a quarter of scams coming through a website and 10% through emails. As the internet swells with shoppers on Cyber Monday —  the busiest internet shopping day of the year — consumers should be aware of the methods that will keep…