Trading Standards Information and Advice: East Sussex County Council’s Rapid Action Team

The Rapid Action Team (RAT) in Trading Standards assists vulnerable consumers at risk from the activities of rogue traders and door step callers.

If you are concerned that you have been targeted by a rogue trader or door step caller using unscrupulous tactics Trading Standards are on hand to intervene and prevent consumer detriment where possible.

Trading Standards are able to carry out limited personal checks on the police database identify whether the person in question is either wanted for similar incidents or there are issues that could impact on officer safety. The Trading Standards team can then investigate these issues and often jointly investigate individuals with Sussex Police which can lead to prosecutions and civil injunctions.

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