Is your name being taken in vain?

Worrying news from two independents whose identity is being “borrowed” by fraudsters who are looking for free credit from European wine producers and suppliers.

Posing asissue 39 page 1 respectable and genuine UK traders, the criminals are not just causing a headache for those whose names they are using. They’re cheating honest producers out of wine that they’ll never get paid for – and also risking the reputation of an independent trade that’s become increasingly interested in direct imports.

You can read the full story in our August edition. Please get in touch if your business has had problems similar to those experienced recently by the Halifax Wine Company or Good Wine Shop in south west London – and make sure you also contact Action Fraud.