In this edition of Scam Share we'll look at some of the most recent scams which have been reported by consumers across Scotland.
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Following an operation by Police Scotland and local Trading Standards, hundreds of fireworks were seized this week from a shop in Glasgow where they were being sold illegally. The CTSI advise that, if you are buying fireworks, you should make sure they have the CE mark, come with instructions and are labelled correctly. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Scottish Government are reminding people to stay safe tonight and to consider others when using fireworks. Find advice on enjoying fireworks and bonfires safely on their website.
It's more important than ever to make sure that you stay Scam Aware and that you share information about scams with vulnerable relatives or friends. Report all scams to Advice Direct Scotland on 0808 164 6000 or via their ScamWatch tool. You can also forward suspicious emails to the National Cyber Security Centre.
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Mark Armstrong (NHWN, Community Support Officer, NW Scotland)