Tag: Fraud

Chandler’s Ford driver in blue badge fraud

A former Hampshire County Council worker from Chandler’s Ford has been fined for illegally using her husband’s ‘blue badge’ parking permit while on HCC business following a clamp down on Blue Badge fraud by Portsmouth City Council. Natasha Smallwood 45, illegally parked her Mercedes SLK outside Portsmouth Family Courts, while she was attending  hearings on…

Chandler’s Ford man ‘ripped-off’ workers

A Chandler’s Ford man has become the first employer in Hampshire to be prosecuted for National Minimum Wage offences, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Kreshnik Dida, 29, of Southdene Road was trading as Dida Hand Car Wash at Bitterne Road West, Southampton and is believed to have “ripped-off” workers by £21,000…

Trading standards issue scam warnings

  Hampshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service has issued a warning to county householders to be on the lookout for some of the latest scams that they have seen doing the rounds. These included fraudulent traders offering carpet cleaning services. The trader will normally make initial contact by posting an advertising card through the front door. …

Con man threatens old folk with the Police!!!

An aggressive con man has been ringing up local old folk and demanding immediate payment of up to £6k or else face being arrested and dragged off to jail. Hampshire Trading standards warn that the con man is telephone cold calling vulnerable residents and telling them that they had subscribed to some phoney-baloney telephone monitoring service…

Doorstep Con men warning

Con men are targeting the elderly and infirm people locally warn Hampshire Trading standards. They have reported that Rogue Traders are cold calling on the telephone and at the doorstep in the Andover, Havant and surrounding areas of Hampshire offering to supply unsuitable mobility goods, stair lifts, adapted showers and beds at vastly inflated prices.…

Hedge End Con Men warning

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Police in Hedge End are urging homeowners to double check the credentials of tradesmen offering gardening services. It follows reports of rogue traders operating in the area. It appears older residents are being targeted in particular. Sergeant Barbara Hardcastle of the Safer Streets team based in Eastleigh said: “We would advise homeowners not to accept…