14th September 2020A criminal has been preying on elderly residents in Bury with the offer of ‘cheap’ CCTV.
Police say the smartly-dressed criminal has been calling on homes across the borough, offering to fit security systems. more
17th September 2020A cruel criminal duped a pensioner into handing over more than £3,000 for roofing work that was never even started.
The 68-year-old man fell foul of the callous scam at his home in Erskine. more
15th September 2020Scots are being warned to check their mail carefully after being targeted by a fake ‘postcode lottery’ scam.
Letters have been sent out to unsuspecting residents across Scotland claiming they have won a share of £425,000. more
9th September 2020
The Trading Standards team has received reports of suspicious telephone calls being made to residents, raising concerns over their current loft insulation.
The criminal claims to be calling on behalf of the council, saying your loft insulation is insufficient and that you could face criminal proceedings if you don’t have it improved. more
10th September 2020
Police in Lancashire are warning residents to be aware of telephone scams after an officer witnessed a member of the public receive such a call.
The calls involve criminals calling people saying that they are from HMRC, telling them that they owe large amount of money in unpaid taxes and unless they pay it off during the phone call, they will issue a high court warrant. more
18th September 2020
A pensioner who was scammed out of his £330,000 life savings has revealed that it’s like being ‘stabbed in the heart’, but confessed that he still didn’t tell his children ‘for four years’ to avoid their devastation.
British OAP Dennis appeared on ITV’s Tonight investigation Scams: Ripping off the Elderly?, last night, to talk about his traumatic experience for the first time publicly. more
11th September 2020
Trading Standards chiefs have issued a warning after 18,000 people shared a fake Center Parcs competition post within hours of it being created.
UK holidaymakers desperate for a break are being targeted by criminals claiming you could get a free holiday – as well as cash to spend. more
14th September 2020
People in Flintshire are being warned about a scam email that is circulating locally purporting to come from “HM Courts and Tribunals.”
The email states that the receiver has an outstanding parking fine to pay and to click on a link within the email. more