Scam Share Bulletin – Update 24th Nov ’22

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

     

    • Recently Reported Scams
    • Warning About “Free”Loft Surveys
    • Energy Saving Heating Device
    • Investment Scams Targeting Young People
    • Bank Scams – Remote Access
    • Ongoing Scams / Campaigns
    • Halloween Safety
    • Delivery Scam Texts

     

    The full bulletin is available here ”

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    Willie Clark
    (Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, NWS Co-ordinator, Scotland)

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    The attached Information has been circulated on behalf of the Police Scotland Cybercrime Harm Prevention Team

     

    Cyber scammers are preparing…… to get the most out of you this Christmas!!

    We are fast approaching the time of year when we will begin to receive emails from online stores and other retailers advertising deals for all sorts of products. This mainly due in part because we have ‘opted to receive notifications’ from them. However, in amongst this influx of genuine emails, there will most likely be the scam emails, the fake ones, sent out in huge numbers by cyber criminals wanting to scam us.

     

    November marks the starting point for many people to begin festive shopping and as much as we are preparing and looking at online deals, be in no doubt that the scammers are prepared with a mix of scams. These scams will include phishing emails and texts with links to dodgy websites and to cheap “to good to be true deals” and last minute offers on limited stock, perhaps with a sales pressure message ‘10 people have purchased this item in the last five minutes’ all in an attempt to scam you of your money.

    Of course, not all messages are bad, but if something doesn’t feel right, if you have that element of doubt as to the authenticity of the email, text or website, follow the NCSC  guidance on dealing with suspicious emails and text messages: Phishing: Spot and report scam emails, texts, websites and… – NCSC.GOV.UK

     

    It is also extremely important to do your research and to ensure the retailer you are dealing with is genuine or not. If you’re unsure, don’t use the link provided in the email or text, but search a website address yourself. Reputable retailers will have many consumer reviews, read these reviews as they will help you make your decision to either deal with that retailer or not.

    You should also consider your online payment method. Most credit card providers protect online purchases and by using a credit card rather than a debit card means that if your payment details are stolen, your main bank account won’t be directly affected.

    The NCSC have provided excellent guidance to support your Shopping online securely

    Received an email which you’re not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) at report@phishing.gov.uk

    If you have 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

    Please feel free to share this information

    The full information bulletin is here

     

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    The full bulletin is available here.

     

    Includes:

    Recently Reported Scams

     

    Council Impersonation Scams
    People’s Postcode Lottery Scams
    Family/Friends Impersonation Scams
    Abellio Email Scams

     

    Ongoing Scams / Campaigns

    Firework Safety
    HMRC Scams

    #10977 Quote
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    The latest Scam Share Bulletin from Trading Standards Scotland includes the following topics:

    Recently Reported Scams

    ·  Cost of Living Payment Scam

    ·  Doorstep Scams: Roofing

    ·  Cold Calls: Insulation Scams

    ·  Banking Scam Calls

    Ongoing Scams / Campaigns

    Talk Money Week

    Support with the Cost of Living

    The full bulletin is available here

     

    The latest November Cyber Scotland Bulletin includes the following topics:

    Scottish organisations urged to test their resilience

    ·  Shop Safely on Black Friday

    ·  NCSC Annual Review 2022

    Charity Cyber Essentials Awareness Fortnight and more

     

    The full bulletin is available here

    Message Sent By
    Willie Clark
    (Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, NWS Co-ordinator, Scotland)

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    (Please let me know whether you find these useful or tedious!)

    #11212 Quote
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    The latest bulletin from Trading Standards Scotland contains the following topics:

     

    • QR Code Scams
    • Spray Foam Insulation
    • TV Licence Scams
    • UPS Delivery Scams
    • Black Friday Shop Online Safely
    • Delivery Charges and Restrictions

     

    Message Sent By
    Willie Clark
    (Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, NWS Co-ordinator, Scotland)

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