Scam alert: ‘I was desperate for a job’

“Rogue traders, scammers and those who sell dangerous products haven’t stopped because of Covid-19, but the reality is that many trading standards officers are being pulled away from their usual work tackling criminal activity,” said Steve Ruddy, who chairs the association.

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