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Scam Share Bulletin - 04/11/2021

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

  • Free Boiler Scams
  • Scottish Water – Bogus Callers
  • Recent Doorstep Scams
  • Books for Schools – Scam Calls
  • Bank Scams
  • Hermes Delivery Scams
  • Payment Diversion Fraud
  • Firework Safety
  • Scam Share Spotlight – HMRC
  • New App for Business

Read the latest Scam Share Bulletin here: https://mailchi.mp/f111175b4070/scam-share

Scams Bulletin from Aberdeenshire Council's Trading Standards Department - 28/10/21

Topics current in Aberdeenshire in this issue include:

  • Doorstep Crime/ Cold Calling
  • Scams
    • Cold Calling Roofer
  • ‘Dangerous’ Virtual Puppy Buying

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

Trading Standards have issued a Special Bulletin on the sale of Fireworks. Read it HERE PDF logo

CyberScotland Bulletin

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

Topics this month include:

  • Prepare for and protect against ransomware attacks
  • COP 26 – Improve your business’s cyber resilience
  • New 159 Call Service that helps connect you to your bank
  • Cyber Essentials for charities and more.

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 (NHWN, Community Support Officer, Neighbourhood Watch Scotland)

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