POLICE officers conducted a joint operation with Trading Standards on November 25 in Millom targeting premises believed to be selling counterfeit cigarettes.

This work is part of an ongoing operation to target this type of fraudulent activity.

If you think a business has broken the law or acted unfairly, you can report them to Trading Standards.

Trading Standards use the information you give them to investigate unfair trading and illegal business activity, like rogue traders and scams.

Trading Standards can take businesses to court or stop them operating, but they won’t help you fix your problem - for example, they can’t help you get a refund.

To receive consumer advice or report a problem to Trading Standards, you can contact us via the Citizens Advice consumer helpline. They will advise you and will also refer complex enquiries, urgent enquiries and those requiring further action to Trading Standards on: 03454 04 05 06.