RESIDENTS are being warned about scammers using the covid-19 crisis to con them out of their hard-earned cash.
East Sussex Trading Standards team is using Scams Awareness Fortnight, which runs from June 15 to June 28 to remind the public to be on their guard. Continue reading
THE DIRECTOR of a St Leonards-based car hire company has been ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work after delays in returning deposits left customers out of pocket.
Michael Goodwin, 41, of Main Street, Beckley, pleaded guilty to breaching the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and was sentenced to a high level 12-month community order when he appeared at Lewes Crown Court.
SCAMMERS attempting to con East Sussex residents out of hundreds of thousands of pounds have been thwarted by trading standards officers.
Figures revealed at a Sussex and Surrey scams event last week shows that the 118 call blockers installed by East Sussex Trading Standards since 2014 had prevented residents losing more than £500,000. Continue reading
A BOGUS motor parts trader from Hailsham has been ordered to pay back more than £100,000 of his ill-gotten gains.
Istvan Lorincz used his criminal activity to fund overseas trips, a flat in Budapest, a car and more than £30,000 in bank transactions made to ‘my darling wife’. Continue reading