The East Sussex Trading Standards team is using Scams Awareness Fortnight, which is running from June 14 to June 25, to remind the public to be on their guard.
The hand-delivered letters, claiming to be from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, falsely claim that all businesses must, by law, have Covid-safe air purifiers installed by May 3 to be able to trade. Continue reading
Residents across the county are being urged to continue to follow the rules after East Sussex Trading Standards received nearly 1,000 complaints during the last year about individuals or businesses not following the regulations.
Since Covid-19 restrictions came into force in March 2020, members of the public have reported businesses such as gyms and hairdressers continuing to trade during tier restrictions and the national lockdowns.
Patrick Charles Lemmon, 59, appeared at Folkestone Magistrates Court on January 18 having paid just £2,200 towards the £26,950 confiscation order imposed in April 2019. Continue reading