Sadly, the increased financial hardship faced by many as a result of the current crisis makes us more vulnerable to scams and unfair practices, particularly via phone, text, email and consumer websites.
The council and the police who have a key role to play in keeping UK consumers safe when shopping online, are already warning of a sharp rise in criminal activity and are urging consumers to take particular care in the run up to Christmas.
- Details of the different types of scams you need to be aware of
- Information on the latest consumer scams
- Internet safety (includes details of other types of scams)
- Advice on how to avoid fraud
Victims of fraud
If you have already suffered at the hands of a fraudster, Victim Support Scotland offer free and confidential support.
If you haven’t already, you should consider reporting the crime to the Police, who may be able to pursue the issue or already be aware of a spate of similar crimes and of who might be responsible.