Scams Update In Partnership With Trading Standards Scotland

Scam Share this week looks at some of the most recent scams which have been reported by consumers across Scotland, including those related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The below topics are included:-

Travel Cancellations
Mobility Aid Scams
Netflix Scam
Misleading Adverts for IV Drips
Hand Sanitiser - Official Guidance
Volunteer Shopping Cards
Pension Scams
Unfair Business Practices
Financial Impact COVID 19

Google reported this week that they are blocking around 18 million scam emails related to Covid-19 each day: a fifth of all hoax messages sent to Gmail accounts. Cyber criminals are taking advantage of people’s uncertainty around developments relating to the pandemic and, as well as emails, are rapidly creating malicious websites and apps that appear similar to genuine software.

Use this link to head straight to this weeks Scam Share

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland would love to hear from you. We are interested to know how you are feeling about all the scams that are circulating. Is getting up to date factual information making you feel safer? Confident in identifying possible scams? Knowledgable in what to do if you unwittingly become the victim of a scammer?

I look forward to hearing from you. Please get in touch either through reply on Neighbourhood Alert or at

Message Sent By
Mark Armstrong (NHWN, Community Support Officer, NW Scotland)

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