Tag Archives : scam


Showing post scams the door in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council’s Trading Standards Team, are working in partnership with Devon and Cornwall Police to tackle the serious impact of scam mail. Crafty con artists have managed to scam a total £400,000 out of 195 people in Plymouth in the last two years.  Nationally it is estimated scams targeting people by phone or post […]


Scam warning after hoard found in elderly gent’s home

A Plymouth couple is urging others to keep an eye on elderly family members after their 84-year old brother fell prey to a series of scams. The retired couple from Peverell were shocked when they visited their brother’s home elsewhere in the city while he was in hospital and found hundreds of goods purchased in […]


500 Plymouth people on scam hit list

A list detailing 500 Plymouth vulnerable residents who may have been targeted by unscrupulous scammers has been passed to the Council’s Trading Standards team as part of a national crackdown. Plymouth has joined the National Trading Standards Scams Team, a UK-wide venture which aims to share and use intelligence from key partners to identify potential […]