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Scam Share Bulletin - 20/06/2024

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

  • Recently Reported Scams
    • Courier Fraud
    • Roofing Scams
    • Solar Panel Email Scams
    • Gardening Scams
  • Ongoing Scams / Campaigns
    • Big Scottish Scam Survey
    • CyberFlex: New Resource for Young Adults

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 Bulletins from Aberdeenshire Council's Trading Standards Department - Bulletin 91 - 14/06/2024

Topics current in Aberdeenshire include:

  • Bogus Callers and Rogue Traders
  • Scams Talks offered for local groups

Read the latest Scams Bulletin No. 91 from Aberdeenshire Council's Trading Standards Department HERE PDF logo

Earlier Bulletins are also available:

  • Read Scams Bulletin No. 90 from Aberdeenshire Council's Trading Standards Department HERE PDF logo

  • Read Scams Bulletin No. 89 from Aberdeenshire Council's Trading Standards Department HERE PDF logo

Police Scotland Cyber Byte - June

The Cyberbyte for June provides you with considerations for keeping your mobile tech safe and when booking online.

Read the Police Scotland Cyber Byte bulletin for June here:  Police Scotland Cyber Byte for June

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

You can read the Little Book of Cyber Scams HEREPDF logo

CyberScotland Bulletin - February

The CyberScotland Bulletin for February includes the following topics:

  • Password Guidance
  • Romance Fraud
  • Cyberflashing
  • QR Code Fraud and more...

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

You can read the Little Book of Cyber Scams HEREPDF logo

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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