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Scam Share Bulletin - 07/12/2023

The latest Scam Share Bulletin from Trading Standards Scotland includes the following :

  • Recently Reported Scams
    • A-Z of Scams
    • Buy Toys Safely Online
    • Charity Scams
    • Inheritance Scams
  • Ongoing Scams / Campaigns
    • Festive Electrical Safety
    • Choose a Loan Shark Free Christmas

Read the latest Scam Share Bulletin here: The Latest Scam Share Bulletin

Get Safe Online and CIFAS have launched a new Check a Website page, an easy-to-use online tool which helps you to determine whether a website is likely to be legitimate or a scam before you visit it.

Where to report scams

Scams Bulletin from Aberdeenshire Council's Trading Standards Department - 23/11/2023

Topics current in Aberdeenshire in this issue include:

  • Doorstep Crime/Cold Calling
  • Miscellaneous
    • Warning to shops that broke the law
    • The Little Booklet of Phone Scams is available to read online. PDF logo
    • Attached is the latest Cybercrime bulletin from our colleagues at Police Scotland Cybercrime Unit as it has particular relevance to parents with a guide to WhatsApp safety and a guide to monitoring apps for parents.
    • A message from the Shut Out Scammers campaign 2023.
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Read the latest Scams Bulletin from Aberdeenshire Council's Trading Standards Department HERE PDF logo

CyberScotland Bulletin - September

The CyberScotland Bulletin for September includes the following topics:

  • Stopping the scammers who target online jobseekers
  • Tens of thousands of students receive free training to build cyber skills
  • Navigating the Cryptocurrency Landscape: How to Spot and Avoid Fake Investment Scams and more...

You can read the latest CyberScotland bulletin for September:  CyberScotland Bulletin for September

Police Scotland Cyber Byte - December

Cyber Byte December - Online gaming safety awareness

Please read this months Cyber Byte. It provides awareness and support to allow better security whilst gaming and the links contained in it are to our trusted partners.

You can read the Police Scotland Cyber Byte bulletin for December here:  Police Scotland Cyber Byte for December

Have you?

  • Received an email which you’re not quite sure about? - forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) at report@phishing.gov.uk
  • Received a suspicious text message? - forward it to 7726. It won't cost you anything, and allows your provider to investigate the text and take action (if found to be a scam).
  • Visited a website you think is trying to scam you? - report it to the NCSC Report a suspicious website - NCSC.GOV.UK

Police Scotland Rural Matters Newsletter for October

A bi-monthly bulletin produced by the Police Scotland North East Division Crime Reduction Team aimed at keeping you up to date with what’s happening in our countryside

The October issue includes the following subjects:

  • How partnership working is cracking down on organised crime gangs.
  • The most common traffic offences encountered in rural areas.
  • What makes a good chain for securing gates and property.
  • Top 10 tips to help secure your rural property.
  • Ways to help protect your property from flytipping.

Read the October Newsletter HERE PDF logo

Thefts of Oil

Police are warning residents in Aberdeenshire to consider the security of their oil storage tanks after seeing recent thefts of oil from them. Read more

Where to report scams

Report suspicious behaviour in your community to Police Scotland on 101 or 999 in an emergency

Report all scams to Advice Direct Scotland on 0808 164 6000 or through their web site at: https://www.advice.scot/

Scam emails should be reported to the National Cyber Security Centre via their new Suspicious Email Reporting Service at: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/information/report-suspicious-emails/

You can also forward suspicious emails to the National Cyber Security Centre at report@phishing.gov.uk.

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.

Feel free to feedback any personal experience or information you may have of localised SCAMS as this allows Neighbourhood Watch Scotland to feed back any trends, types and general intelligence to their key partners.

Stay Safe.

Contact Neighbourhood Watch at the following email address:

Original Message Sent By Mark Armstrong (Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, NWS Co-ordinator, Scotland)

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