Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Latest news on Lancashire scams is just a click away
Hundreds of people are getting up-to-the-minute advice about the latest scams and fake products from Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Facebook page.
It features a character called Scambuster Stan, whose job is to alert his followers to the consequences of buying fake goods, particularly the risks posed by the growing and often less-regulated marketplace of the internet.
More than 500 people have now 'liked' Scambuster Stan at www.facebook.com/stanleydards and helped to spread warnings about the latest online dangers.
Stan has recently posted breaking news on the horsemeat scandal and advice on timeshare deals and holiday clubs, payday loans, high-street shops in administration, spotting fake luxury products online, and how to avoid annoying texts, emails and phone calls from marketing companies.