Firms overcharging for Services

Alert message sent 06/07/2019 14:01:00

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Dear Members

Leicestershire Trading Standards is warning about firms overcharging for services which can be applied for directly. These firms generally operate online and are known as copy cat websites, they often charge for a service you can get for free or at a must lower cost on the genuine site. Sometimes they take an exorbitant cut of a refund, but this detail is hidden in small print and you only realise when it is to late. Examples are European Health Insurance Cards, tax refunds, passports, visas & driving licences.

All can be accessed legitimately through www.gov.uk

To report a copycat website to Trading Standards or for consumer advice contact Citizens Advice on 03454 040506.

Stay Safe
PCSO Ali Haq
Wigston Police Station
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Ali Haq (Leicestershire Police, PCSO, South Leicester)
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