This week is National Consumer Week 2020.
This year’s campaign will focus on raising awareness of consumer rights when shopping online, something that has become very necessary to most of us due to the pandemic.
Unfortunately, increased online sales can lead to a greater number of frauds and scams, something which we take very seriously with enforcement carried out by our Trading Standards Team.
The protection of our most vulnerable people is one of our Council priorities, but scams can happen to anyone. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Obviously, most online retailers are perfectly trustworthy, but, particularly in the current economic crisis caused by Covid-19, why not try and shop local where it’s safe to do so? Our local shopkeepers will thank you for it and it’s good to see a friendly face.