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Weekly Scam Share Bulletin

Weekly Scam Share Bulletin

 

 

11/07/2024

Welcome to the latest edition of the Scam Share bulletin, which is available to view by clicking here.

Stay Scam Aware and please keep sharing any relevant information in this bulletin with friends and family. 

 

As part of the nationwide Shut out Scammers campaign, our Scam Awareness van will be travelling around the country over the next couple of months. There will be a variety of community engagement and information events to raise awareness of doorstep crime. The van will be around the Highlands over the next couple of weeks. Keep an eye on our social media channels to find out when it will be near you! 

In This Issue:

 

Recently Reported Scams 

Panic Buttons: Phone ScamsDelivery ScamsInvestment Scams: CryptocurrencyHMRC Scams

Ongoing Scams / Campaigns 

Mobility Aids ScamsBig Scottish Scam Survey

 

Where to Report Scams 

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

Fraud
If you have been the victim of fraud, report it to Police Scotland on 101 or 999 in an emergency. 

Suspicious Emails
You can forward suspicious emails to report@phishing.gov.uk 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.