Coronavirus – unsafe and overpriced products

Our officers are aware that fake and unsafe products, such as scam tests for COVID-19 are being placed on the market.

Coronavirus – unsafe and overpriced products

Please do not buy these products! If you see any such products for sale, report them to us.

We are also aware that some shops and stores are charging highly inflated prices for items such as toilet rolls and hand sanitiser. Colleagues in the West Midlands have reported that toilet rolls with a recommended retail price (RRP) of £1 are being sold for £4.50, potatoes being raised in price from £5.99 to £15 and a chemist charging £19.99 for infant paracetamol. 

While it isn’t illegal for them to hike prices as long as they are clearly marked, if you see a trader doing it, we want you to tell us.

We have set up a specific email address to report such matters - or telephone 01952 381818 (please note that we recommend where possible you email us rather than calling due to the high volume of calls we are currently experiencing).

You might also like

Investing in Telford and Wrekin

Telford & Wrekin Council has explained the need to borrow in order to invest in ventures that make profits which are then spe.. Read more

Council Tax to increase in line with residents’ feedback

Telford & Wrekin Council is set to listen to the views of residents and stick to its original plan t.. Read more

Council deal sends the right Signal

Telford & Wrekin Council and commercial broadcaster Signal 107 FM have agreed a 12 month marketing partnership which will.. Read more

Government cash to fund promoting Telford to new markets

Telford & Wrekin Council has successfully secured a grant of £75,000 to support local businesses wit.. Read more

Jon Richardson ‘Old Man’

Star of ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown’, British Comedy Award nominee and three-times runner-up in Heat Magazine’s ‘Weird Crush’ poll .. Read more