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Scam Share Bulletin - 11/06/2021 & June issue of the CyberScotland Bulletin

Some of the current issues covered by the Trading Standards Scotland Scam Share Bulletin include:

  • Scams Awareness Fortnight
  • Doorstep Scams
  • HMRC Tax Credit Scams Warning
  • Holiday Scams
  • Census Scams
  • Investment Scams
  • Illegal Puppy Dealer Jailed
  • Child Safety Week
  • Meal Kit Scam Texts
  • Business Cyber Attacks
  • Product Safety

Read the latest Scam Share Bulletin here: https://mailchi.mp/77724db43c7b/scam-share

New research from Barclays has revealed that 2020 was the highest year on record for scams, as fraudsters took advantage of the public's uncertainty about the Covid-19 pandemic. There was a 66% increase in the value of fraudulent activity from July to December, compared to the first half of the year. The survey also found that 54% of those who had been scammed felt too embarrassed to report the crime.

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 read the latest CyberScotland bulletin for June here:  CyberScotland Bulletin for June

Topics this month include:

  • Protect your online streaming accounts
  • HMRC Tax Credit Scam
  • Protect your organization with Cyber Essentials
  • WhatsApp Scam and more

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 Willie Clark (NHWN, National Co - ordinator, NW Scotland)

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