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Haddington couple each served with Interim ASBO

Published: Thursday 9th November 2017

Antisocial behaviour concerns lead to legal action

Stand Against Scams

Scams Awareness Month

Published: Wednesday 6th July 2016

East Lothian Council’s Trading Standards team is supporting Scams Awareness Month - a national campaign launched by Citizens Advice to help people avoid falling prey to scams.


Thousands of unsafe 'hoverboards' detained

Published: Wednesday 9th December 2015

Trading Standards issue safety warning for popular Christmas gift

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Don’t be rushed and don’t be hushed

Published: Monday 17th August 2015

As part of National Scams Awareness month East Lothian Council Trading Standards has contacted numerous consumers who have responded to a bogus lottery.

Police Scotland - Cold Callers Poster

Police Scotland issue warning over cold callers

Published: Thursday 27th November 2014

Police Scotland has issued warnings and advice to anyone concerned about cold callers.

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More than £100,000 returned during scam mail campaign

Published: Wednesday 22nd October 2014

More than 6,000 people across the UK have had money returned to them as a result of a new crackdown on prize draw mail scams.

Cold calling- Don't buy it

Beware of cold callers offering new boilers under Green Deal scheme

Published: Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Trading standards officers are warning households in East Lothian to be wary if cold callers offer a new boiler for free under the Government’s Green Deal scheme.


Be aware of extra charges

Published: Thursday 9th January 2014

Check carefully before renewing documents online

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Cold calling – don’t buy it!

Published: Thursday 8th November 2012

The Council’s Trading Standards officers are urging people to stay safe in their own homes this winter by saying a firm no to cold-calling doorstep traders.

Fellowship presentation

Council manager receives fellowship

Published: Tuesday 4th September 2012

The Council has recognised the outstanding achievement of its Trading Standards Manager Tony McAuley after he was awarded Fellowship of the Scottish branch of the Trading Standards Institute (TSI).

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Local traders advised about tobacco promotion

Published: Tuesday 21st February 2012

Trading Standards assist local businesses with new legislation

Car key

Trading standards issue motor insurance warning

Published: Friday 13th January 2012

Young drivers targeted in insurance scam

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