MORE than £2m has been seized from the hands of criminals as a result of the work of Hampshire County Council’s trading standards team.
Since 2009, the council’s work to protect residents from rogue traders has secured more than £1m in confiscation orders in the courts.
The largest amount recovered from one person was £300,000.
This followed the conviction of a man for selling fake electrical goods online.
Over the same period, safeguarding and mediation techniques have been used by to recover £1m from scammers.