The aim of the Trading Standards service is to ensure a fair and safe trading environment within Dundee and to protect the interests of local consumers and businesses. Trading Standards is responsible for enforcing a wide range of legislation.

Scam Marshal

A Scam Marshal is any resident in the UK who has been targeted by a scam and now wants to fight back and make a stand against scams. Scam Marshals do this by sharing their own experiences, helping others to report and recognise scams, and by sending any scam mail that they have received to the NTS Scams Team so that it can be utilised as evidence in future investigations and enforcement work.

Test Purchaser

Officers at Dundee City Council’s Trading Standards need the help of carefully selected 15-17 year old volunteers to test purchase tobacco products from a variety of retail premises in Dundee. These volunteers help to prevent or detect crime in your local area.

Compliance Tester

The aim of the project is to identify traders who are selling tobacco or vapour products without implementing a ‘Challenge 25’ policy. This will help Trading Standards to then take action to prevent crime and protect the health and wellbeing of young people. The operation will take part over the course of a day where Volunteers will enter retail premises and attempt to purchase a tobacco or vaping product.

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