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Scam Share Bulletin - 27/05/2022

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

  • Recently Reported Scams
    • Illicit Puppy Trade
    • Telecare Scam Calls
    • New HMRC Scams
    • Broadband Scams
  • Ongoing Scams / Campaigns
    • Bank Scams
    • Holiday Scams

Read the latest Scam Share Bulletin here:

Supermarket scam image A Neighbourhood Alert user drew our attention to a scam post they came across on Facebook recently.

Criminals are impersonating some of the UKs most well-known supermarkets in emails, texts and Facebook groups/posts.

These messages contain common phishing tactics where they are designed to make you click on the link within. This will take you to a malicious website that will likely trick you into revealing your contact information and payment details.

Take a moment to think if the offer sounds too good to be true.

Scams Bulletin from Aberdeenshire Council's Trading Standards Department - 25/05/2022

Topics current in Aberdeenshire in this issue include:

  • Doorstep Crime/ Cold Calling
    • Cold caller - driveway repair
  • Scams including:
    • Credit note offered for "cancelled" order
  • Miscellaneous
    • Botched boiler repair
    • Contact details to report Doorstep Crime or an attempted crime

Read the latest Scams Bulletin from Aberdeenshire Council's Trading Standards Department HERE PDF logo

CyberScotland Bulletin - May

The CyberScotland Bulletin for May includes the following topics:

  • Cyber Tools for UK Schools
  • NCSC Threat Report
  • Malicious Apps Risk
  • Screen Sharing Scams
  • Cyber Aware Scottish Workers Toolkit
  • Cyberfirst Summer Courses for Students 14-17 years old.

You can read the latest CyberScotland bulletin for May here:  CyberScotland Bulletin for May

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 Willie Clark (NHWN, National Co - ordinator, Neighbourhood Watch Scotland)

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