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  • #16
    Couple quotes on the TAD Services one.

    The Advertising Standards Authority previously found websites run by the defendants to be misleading. Commenting on the convictions and sentences handed down ASA Chief Executive Guy Parker said:

    “We welcome the action taken by National Trading Standards against this bogus operator. This is a real result for consumer protection and sends an incredibly strong message that there are significant consequences for those who swindle and dupe people out of their money. We’re continuing to take action against websites that misleadingly imply they’re an official provider of government services. To avoid being misled, consumers looking to access these services should go to .gov.uk.”

    Sharon Coleman of the community forum Legal Beagles said:
    “It is good to see the tide turning against online criminals through the sentences handed out by the judge in this case. Legal Beagles was glad to play its part in helping National Trading Standards during the investigation into this fraud, and will continue to work with enforcement agencies to protect consumers. We would also urge consumers to report copycat websites to Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice helpline number on 03454 04 05 06.”

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    • #17
      Update to the TAD services case ( Peter Hall et al )

      The copycat’ website criminals were ordered to pay back more than £6 million between them at a proceeds of crime hearing at Teesside Crown Court yesterday (2 April 2019). They were told that failure to pay within three months will lead to a further 26 years behind bars for the trio, which would be in addition to the prison sentences totalling more than 38 years for this case.




      You and Yours today ( 32 mins )https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0003z8k
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