Report an incident or issue to Trading Standards

How to report an illegal or undesirable trading activity to Trading Standards.

West Sussex Trading Standards relies on information received from residents, businesses and partner agencies to identify undesirable and illegal rogue trading activity. We need to know who is engaging in such activity and also who is being targeted.

Report to Trading Standards

Information we particularly want to receive

  • Traders supplying illicit tobacco and alcohol, such as counterfeit and non-duty paid products, tobacco products with foreign language or missing health warnings and the sale of single cigarettes.
  • Traders calling on potentially vulnerable residents to offer home improvement services, such as gardening, roofing and driveway work.
  • Traders exploiting vulnerable residents by, for example, selling them overpriced or misdescribed goods or services.
  • Traders supplying age-restricted products, such as knives, fireworks, tobacco or alcohol, to young people.
  • Illegal money lending activity ('loan sharking').
  • Scam mail or phone calls targeting residents, such as letters and phone calls claiming prize draw or lottery ‘wins’.
  • The supply of counterfeit goods.
  • Food and drink fraud, including fish or animal species substitution, for example, cheap white fish sold as cod, or false claims about place of origin.
 

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