WAR has been declared on fakers who are foxing people out of cash in East Dunbartonshire.
Would-be Arthur Daleys and Del-Boys are being warned not to try to cash in on next year’s Olympics.
This is National Consumer Week and Trading Standards champions at the council have a display stand at East Dunbartonshire Campus of Further & Higher Education, 50 Southbank Road, Kirkintilloch, from 10am to 4pm, on Thursday (November 24) and Friday.
The theme is ‘Good Sports Don’t Fake It’, focusing particularly on:
* Fake branded sports merchandise and equipment * Fake tickets and bogus ticket websites ( Bogus or falsely described travel and accommodation packages / deals
East Dunbartonshire Trading Standards service believes it is vital that local residents have as much information as possible about their consumer rights, about the pitfalls in relation to fake products and scams, and about how to protect themselves when purchasing goods and services.
Councillor Amanda Stewart, convener of housing and community services, said: “There are so many unscrupulous people out there who are only to willing to take your money without providing the goods or the services that you would expect to receive.
“Our Trading Standards Team is always available to provide advice and information, so why not come along and speak to them and take advantage of the event?”
Local residents with any concerns about a consumer issue at any time can contact East Dunbartonshire’s Trading Standards Service by telephone on 0141 578 8813, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org