Consumer Alerts

Latest Scams, Consumer Alerts and News from
Norfolk County Council Trading Standards

Nov 2020: We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

October 2020
Latest Scams, Consumer Alerts and News from
Norfolk County Council Trading Standards
highlighting the following Scams, Consumer Alerts and News:
Rogue Trader Alert – Doorstep cold calling incidents
Cold Calling Alert – Doorstep Cold Callers in the Hingham area
Rogue Trader Alert – Door to door fish sellers
Rogue Trader Alert – Doorstep Cold Callers selling household cleaning and Christmas products
Scam Alert – Text messages about your accounts or payments
Safety Alert – Baker Ross issues recalls on their ‘Flashing Christmas Bracelets’, ‘Flashing Swing Ball’ and ‘Funky Faces Flashing Rings’ due to safety concerns
More advice and updates For more advice and updates you can:
Visit our Consumer Alerts web page and catch up on previous alertsFind us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
Reporting scams Reporting scams you receive helps us continue to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people.
You can report scams and get further advice from our partners the Citizens Advice consumer helpline:0808 223 1133 (freephone)
Citizens Advice consumer service website If you’ve been the victim of an online scam you can get advice and support from Citizens Advice Scams Action:0808 250 5050 (freephone)
Citizens Advice Scams Action website You can also report Frauds, Cyber Crime and Phishing attempts to Action Fraud, the National Fraud & Cyber Crime reporting centre:0300 123 2040
Action Fraud website

September 2020

AUGUST 2020

Information alert – Action Fraud ‘Take Five’ Campaign

Scam Alert – Eco Grant Telephone calls

Cold Calling Alert – Doorstep Cold Caller offering ‘gardening work’ in Sheringham

Scam Alert – Emails claiming to be from ‘Netflix’

Scam Alert – Telephone cold calls claiming ‘problems with your internet service’

Food Alert – Mars Food UK recalls Uncle Ben’s Brown Basmati ready to heat rice pouches because packs may contain glass

Online, email and phishing scams

Be on the look out for the following scams which are circulating:

More advice and updates

For more advice and updates you can:

Reporting scams

Reporting scams you receive helps us continue to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people.
You can report scams and get further advice from our partners the Citizens Advice consumer helpline:

0808 223 1133 (freephone)
Citizens Advice consumer service website

If you’ve been the victim of an online scam you can get advice and support from Citizens Advice Scams Action:

0808 250 5050 (freephone)
Citizens Advice Scams Action website

You can also report Frauds, Cyber Crime and Phishing attempts to Action Fraud, the National Fraud & Cyber Crime reporting centre:

0300 123 2040
Action Fraud website

July 2020

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Latest Scams, Consumer Alerts and News from
Norfolk County Council Trading Standards
Scam Alert – Fake Argos returns ‘TV giveaway’
Rogue Trader Alert – Doorstep cold caller selling household cleaning products
Scam Alert – Telephone cold caller claiming to be from ‘Tesco Bank’
Scam Alert – Telephone cold calls offering ‘investment opportunity’
Scam Alert – Scam ‘heir hunter’ lettersFood Alert – Waitrose recalls one lot code of their ‘Waitrose Slow Cooked Beef & Ale Pie 400g’ as some packs contain the wrong product containing Hazelnuts and Milk not declared on the label

More advice and updates For more advice and updates you can:
Visit our Consumer Alerts web page and catch up on previous alertsFind us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
Reporting scams you receive helps us continue to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people.
You can report scams and get further advice from our partners the Citizens Advice consumer helpline:0808 223 1133 (freephone)
Citizens Advice consumer service website If you’ve been the victim of an online scam you can get advice and support from Citizens Advice Scams Action:0808 250 5050 (freephone)
Citizens Advice Scams Action website You can also report Frauds, Cyber Crime and Phishing attempts to Action Fraud, the National Fraud & Cyber Crime reporting centre:0300 123 2040
Action Fraud website

June 2020

Online, email and phishing scams

Be on the look out for the following scams which are circulating:


May 2020

Online, email and phishing scams

Be on the look out for the following scams which are circulating:


April 2020

This week we’re highlighting the following Scams, Consumer Alerts and News:

Online, email and phishing scams

Be on the look out for the following scams which are circulating:

March 2020

This week we’re highlighting the following Scams, Consumer Alerts and News:
Scam Alert – Emails referencing ‘Government Coronavirus Grants’ – 26 March 2020
Scam Alert – Text messages referencing Coronavirus
Scam Alert – Emails claiming to be from the Department for Education about free school meals during school closures
Scam Alert – Telephone Cold Calls claiming to be from the ‘Coronavirus Trust Fund’
Scam Alert – Telephone Cold Calls claiming to be from ‘Lloyds Bank’ referencing Coronavirus
Cold Calling Alert – Doorstep Cold Callers enquiring about ‘insulation’
Food Alert – Coop is recalling one batch of their ‘Coop Frozen Hash Browns’ as they may contain small pieces of white plastic food
Alert – Amy’s Kitchen is recalling one batch of their ‘Gluten Free Vegetable Lasagne’ as it may contain small pieces of metal
Online, email and phishing scams:
Be on the lookout for the following scams which are circulating:
WhatsApp users are warned about hoax messages circulating referencing ‘Martinelli, WhatApp Gold and Dance of the Pope’
More advice and updates:
For more advice and updates you can:
Visit our Consumer Alerts web page and catch up on previous alertsFind us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter
Reporting scams:
Reporting scams you receive helps us continue to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people.
You can report scams and get further advice from our partners the Citizens Advice consumer helpline:0808 223 1133 (freephone)
Citizens Advice consumer service website:
If you’ve been the victim of an online scam you can get advice and support from Citizens Advice Scams Action:0808 250 5050 (freephone)
Citizens Advice Scams Action website:
You can also report Frauds, Cyber Crime and Phishing attempts to Action Fraud, the National Fraud & Cyber Crime reporting centre:0300 123 2040
Action Fraud website


Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news January 2020

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

If you receive one of these emails delete it without clicking on any links in the message. You can report scam emails to Action Fraud, details below.

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

For more consumer advice and updates, visit our consumer alerts web page or follow us on Facebook or twitter.

Reporting scams

Reporting any scams you receive can help to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people. You can report scams to:

Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 03454 04 05 06 or www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer
Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk


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2019 Reports:

Some of these scams are often repeated.


Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news – Dec 19

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

If you receive one of these emails delete it without clicking on any links in the message. You can report scam emails to Action Fraud, details below.

Reporting any scams you receive can help to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people. You can report scams to:

Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 03454 04 05 06 or www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer
Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk


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Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news – Nov 19

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

If you receive one of these emails delete it without clicking on any links in the message. You can report scam emails to Action Fraud, details below.

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

For more consumer advice and updates, visit our consumer alerts web page or follow us on Facebook or twitter.

Reporting scams

Reporting any scams you receive can help to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people. You can report scams to:

Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 03454 04 05 06 or www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer
Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk

Visit our website www.norfolk.gov.uk 


Latest Consumer Alerts and Trading Standards news – Oct 19

We’re highlighting the following consumer news and scams:

Email scams and phishing alerts

Look out for the following email scams which are circulating: 

If you receive one of these emails delete it without clicking on any links in the message. You can report scam emails to Action Fraud, details below.

More advice and updates from Norfolk TS

For more consumer advice and updates, visit our consumer alerts web page or follow us on Facebook or twitter.

Reporting scams

Reporting any scams you receive can help to build up intelligence on the scammers and how they target people. You can report scams to:

Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 03454 04 05 06 or www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer
Action Fraud (UK’s National Fraud Office) 0300 123 2040 or www.actionfraud.police.uk