Welcome to the latest edition of the Scam Share bulletin.
This is Mental Health Awareness Week, which this year is focused on anxiety. The rising cost of living has led to increasing levels of anxiety about money and about being affected by a constantly evolving variety of scams.
In this special edition of the bulletin, we want to help anyone who is worried about scams or financial issues by providing tips to help you avoid some of the most common phone, email, text and doorstep scams, as well as highlighting trusted sources of information and advice.
Stay Scam Aware and please keep sharing any relevant information in this bulletin with friends and family.
In This Issue:
Avoiding Common Scams
Where to report scams:-
In Scotland, report all scams to Advice Direct Scotland by calling 0808 164 6000 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or online at www.consumeradvice.scot
If you have been the victim of fraud, report it to Police Scotland on 101 or 999 in an emergency.
You can forward suspicious emails to firstname.lastname@example.org and send links from websites which you think are trying to scam the public to the National Cyber Security Centre’s scam website reporting service at www.ncsc.gov.uk/section/about-this-website/report-scam-website
Suspicious Text Messages
If you receive a suspicious text message you can forward it to 7726. The free-of-charge ‘7726’ service enables your provider to investigate and take action if malicious content is found.