The recent Scam Share Bulletin from Trading Standards Scotland can be found here.
The public is urged to remain vigilant for an ongoing fraudulent banking scam involving people impersonating police officers.
As thousands of households are gearing up for the festive period, more and more people are using online retailers to buy gifts for folk on the “nice” list. Unfortunately the people on the naughty list, or as we would call them criminals, have also been taking advantage of this.
The following information has been circulated on behalf of Perth and Kinross Council. Dates and Closures over the Festive Period DOMESTIC WASTE / RECYCLING COLLECTIONS.
Police Scotland Crime Reduction Unit will be launching their 12 Days of Christmas Fraud Campaign aimed at keeping people safe during the festive period. During the 12 Days of Christmas Crime Reduction Officers will be posting advice daily on how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.
In Monikie, Angus Local Policing Area, we have received two recent reports of a male going door to door offering household items such as cleaning products for sale, and using intimidating selling practices.
WhatsApp, Citizens Advice and the National Trading Standards' Friends Against Scams are working together to launch STOP. THINK. CALL., a new campaign to help educate people on how to protect themselves and their WhatsApp account from message-based scams.
Police Scotland is supporting local communities across the country with a range of specialist resources to keep people safe around Bonfire Night. A number of specially-trained officers will be deployable within the North, West and East of Scotland to support local officers during this busy period.
Starting Wednesday 10 November at 12pm until 1.30pm and every Wednesday thereafter.
Entry - £4 per person, includes a bowl of delicious home-made soup, cakes and tea & coffee.
Everyone Welcome at Blair Atholl Village Hall.
The law on fire alarms is changing. By February 2022, all homes in Scotland will be required to have interlinked fire alarms, meaning if one alarm goes off, they all go off. This will alert you to danger more quickly, no matter where you are in your home.
Police Scotland are launching our annual national 'After Dark' campaign on Monday 11th October 2021. The campaign will run until Monday 25th October 2021 and is designed to raise awareness around home security.
This month's topics include: Prepare for and protect against ransomware attacks, COP 26 – Improve your business’s cyber resilience, New 159 Call Service that helps connect you to your bank, Cyber Essentials for charities and more.