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Weekly Scam Share Bulletin




Welcome to the latest edition of the Scam Share bulletin, which is available to view by clicking here.

Stay Scam Aware and please keep sharing any relevant information in this bulletin with friends and family. 


This is Mental Health Awareness Week. The rising cost of living has led to increasing levels of anxiety about money and about being affected by a constantly evolving variety of scams.

As well as our usual roundup of recent scams, in this special edition of the bulletin we want to help anyone who is worried about scams or financial issues by providing tips to help you avoid some of the most common phone, email, text and doorstep scams, as well as highlighting trusted sources of information and advice.

In This Issue:


Recently Reported Scams 

  • Spray Foam Removal Scams

Mental Health Awareness Week: Avoiding Common Scams 

  • Phone Scams
  • Email Scams
  • Doorstep Scams
  • Text/WhatsApp Scams 
  • Financial Issues
  • ScamShare PDFs


Where to Report Scams 

In Scotland, report all scams to Advice Direct Scotland by calling 0808 164 6000 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or online at www.consumeradvice.scot

If you have been the victim of fraud, report it to Police Scotland on 101 or 999 in an emergency. 

Suspicious Emails
You can forward suspicious emails to report@phishing.gov.uk and send links from websites which you think are trying to scam the public to the National Cyber Security Centre's scam website reporting service at www.ncsc.gov.uk/section/about-this-website/report-scam-website

Suspicious Text Messages
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.


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Michele Lindsay
(Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, Engagement Officer, Scotland)

Neighbourhood Alert Cyber Essentials