Bromley Trading Standards are always working hard to prevent Bromley residents from becoming victims of doorstep crime, particularly those who are most at risk in our communities - find out more here.
Trading Standards Alert!
Welcome to the first edition (February 2021) of the Trading Standards Alert! from the Trading Standards Team at Bromley. It’s their new way of sharing information with you about scams and doorstep crime.
Scam alert sign up form
Sign up to the latest scam information from the trading standards team at Bromley.
It’s their new way of sharing information with you about scams and doorstep crime.
This will quickly alert you to any emerging scams; making you aware of new ways the scammers are operating, the different types, ways to spot them and tips to prevent you and your network from becoming a victim of scams, as well as what to do if you are tricked into a scam – and sadly anyone can be!
To maximise the coverage, we would encourage you to circulate the Alert! around your network - family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, clients and members of groups or organisations you’re a part of.
Sign up here!
Spot the signs of financial abuse
Doorstep crime is financial abuse and ruins lives as criminals prey on the vulnerable by gaining their trust and convincing them that urgent work needs to be carried out, which is usually unnecessary. Large amounts of money are then defrauded from the victim.
You can find out how to spot the signs of financial abuse by watching the following video produced by Kent County Council.
How to report rogue traders
If you or someone you know has been, or is likely to be tricked into handing over money for unnecessary property repairs or garden work, then call the Rapid Response team on 07903 852090. In appropriate cases, officers from the the team will quickly attend and investigate.
This Rapid Response Service is for Bromley residents only; if you live outside the borough, please contact your local Trading Standards Department through your local council.