JEFF PRESTRIDGE: ‘Copycat’ websites are like knotweed and i…

Companies that trick people into paying extra for some of life’s necessities – the processing of a tax return, a passport renewed, or the granting of a travel visa – are the internet’s version of Japanese knotweed (fallopia japonica). However hard good people – such as the crime-busters at Trading Standards – try to get […]

Copycat website warning issued by Trading Standards

Northumberland County Council’s Public Protection Service is again warning residents to be on their guard and to look out for so called ‘copycat’ websites when carrying out online transactions. These websites can appear genuine and give the illusion they are official or authorised when this is not the case. Previously warnings have been issued about […]