Online fraud and scams in Scotland have increased 69% since 2011/12 according to the latest survey of "Recorded Crime in Scotland". In response, a booklet has been produced jointly by Police Scotland, the Scottish Business Resilience Centre and the Royal Bank of Scotland. The booklet is called the "Little Book of Big Scams" and it warns about nineteen types of scams to look out for, along with practical guidance on how to spot them and what to do should you fall victim to one. The top areas covered include holiday fraud, ticketing fraud and scam emails.

To see the booklet, click on the button below for a link that takes you to the website for the Scottish Business Resilience Centre

Little Book of Big Scams

 Additional note, 28 Sep 2022

There are a lot of current scams being carried out in relation to the recent sharp increase in energy costs. A common one relates specifically to the £400 discount being applied by the UK government to all domestic bills. This discount is applied directly to your bill via your energy supplier and you do not need to apply for it. Any text, email or message that you receive, seeking your details or advising that you have to apply, is a SCAM.

You may find this article on the subject in Money Saving Expert very helpful.

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