COVID-19 Scams, Advice and Guidance

Trading Standards response

We are aware that criminals may take advantage of the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic by running focussed coronavirus scams, targeted on perhaps more vulnerable consumers and we are also keen to ensure that immoral commercial practices do not increase quickly, perhaps taking advantage of the circumstances.

There are also particular business advice and consumer issues linked to the pandemic and we want to ensure relevant advisory material is made available in a single place. Accordingly, this web page has been created to provide as much information as possible to consumers and businesses to ensure they remain protected, advised and supported during this challenging period.

The COVID-19 web page has been divided into advice and information on COVID-19 related scams, relevant business advice and finally consumer issues such as refunds and cancellations.


business advice

consumer issues