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Shut Out Scammers - Beat Doorstep Crime

News: Monday 15 April 2019

Shut Out Scammers - Beat Doorstep Crime
Doorstep crime is significantly underreported, often due to stigma where victims feel foolish or embarrassed about being deceived. Doorstep crime can happen to anyone.

You should come forward and report incidents without being embarrassed. read more

New consumer advice helpline - 0808 164 6000

News: Tuesday 2 April 2019

New Scottish consumer advice helpline
consumeradvice.scot has taken over from Citizens Advice Scotland providing Scottish consumers with advice and help about consumer issues, as well as escalating to Trading Standards.

Advisors will be able to give you the correct advice to help resolve your complaint. read more

Crime Prevention Magazine Warning

News: Monday 21 January 2019

Police, Crime Prevention and Charity Magazine warning
East Lothian Trading Standards have had reports of cold calling from people claiming to be from the “Crime Prevention Team”, pressure selling magazine adverts. Never agree to anything from a cold call.

If the caller attempts to engage you in pressure selling, put the phone down. read more

National Consumer Week 2018

News: Tuesday 27 November 2018

Citizens Advice Scotland
National Consumer Week is an annual campaign by Citizens Advice, this year focusing on online marketplaces and the rights of consumers using them.

For more information, tips and advice about using online market places, visit the Citizens Advice Scotland website. read more

Renfrewshire Trusted Trader joins trustedtrader.scot

News: Friday 29 June 2018

Renfrewshire Trusted Trader
On the 29 June, the Renfrewshire Trusted Trader scheme officially moved over from the Renfrewshire Council website to the trustedtrader.scot platform.

Renfrewshire Trusted Trader is a collaboration between Renfrewshire Council, Trading Standards, Ombudsman Services and Trusted Directory Services. read more

The Edinburgh Guarantee

News: Wednesday 6 June 2018

The Edinburgh Guarantee
Have you considered employing a young person?

The Edinburgh Guarantee works with employers across the city to provide school leavers with the choice of a job, training or college place. read more

Lothian Buses Trusted Trader Promotion

News: Wednesday 11 April 2018

Lothian Bus Banner
On the 2nd of April, Edinburgh Trusted Trader began a marketing campaign with Lothian Buses.

32 buses, operating out of Edinburgh based depots, are displaying rear facing Edinburgh Trusted Trader banners. read more


East Lothian Trusted Trader joins trustedtrader.scot

News: Sunday 1 April 2018

East Lothian Trusted Trader
On 1st April the East Lothian Trusted Trader scheme officially moved over from the East Lothian Council website to the trustedtrader.scot platform.

The East Lothian Trusted Trader scheme was set up in March 2012 and is now well established. read more

Fife Trusted Trader joins trustedtrader.scot

News: Sunday 1 April 2018

East Lothian Trusted Trader
On 1st April the Fife Trusted Trader scheme relaunched on the trustedtrader.scot platform.

Fife Trusted Trader is a collaboration between Fife Council, Fife Trading Standards, Ombudsman Services and Trusted Directory Services. read more

Vehicle Tool Theft and Crime Prevention

News: Tuesday 05 December 2017

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With the Christmas break approaching please be extra vigilant when it comes to storing tools and equipment. Power tools and high value but easily transported equipment is most at risk.

Most thefts are opportunistic. Try and remove any obvious opportunity. read more

Edinburgh Trade Waste

News: Thursday 09 November 2017

Trade Waste Duty of Care
Whether you operate out of a shop, office, restaurant, van or your home you need to make sure you’re using the right bins and have your waste collected by a licensed waste carrier.

Trade waste is any waste or recycling produced by any type of business. read more

Beware of Trusted Trader impersonators

News: Friday 07 July 2017

Beware of Trusted Trader impersonators
Scotland Trusted Trader is the only Trading Standards approved trader scheme within Edinburgh.

We have had complaints from traders who have been contacted by other commercial approval schemes who claim to be affiliated with Scotland Trusted Trader. read more

Introducing the trader review widget

News: Friday 31 March 2017

Review Widget
We have had requests from traders asking if there is a way to show their Trusted Trader status and reviews on their own website.

So we have come up with a review widget which will display your rating and the last two positive reviews. read more

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