Successful Crackdown on Ticket Tout

Successful Crackdown on Ticket Tout

East Ayrshire Council Lead the Way with Successful Crackdown on Ticket Tout Following a pioneering investigation undertaken in conjunction with Trading Standards Scotland, East Ayrshire Council’s Trading Standards Service have issued a four figure financial penalty to...

General Advice for Avoiding Phone, Email and Text Scams

What to do if you receive cold calls or unsolicited emails or texts Do not press 1 or follow any other instructions given in an automated messageIf you are speaking to a person, don’t give them any personal information, don’t agree to make any payments and...

Council Tax Rebate

A number of Scottish consumers have recently been contacted by email, text or phone and told that they are due a council tax rebate. Some households in Scotland may be eligible for a council tax reduction but you will not receive an unsolicited call or email about it....

Broadband Issues

Consumers have recently received a variety of scam calls related to broadband provision. They are often automated and some of the most frequent messages are: Your broadband account has been compromised. You are asked to press 1 to cancel the transactionYour broadband...

Appliance Warranties / Insurance

There have been several recent reports about cold callers selling warranties or insurance for existing TVs, washing machines or other appliances: You’re told that your TV / washing machine / boiler insurance is due to be renewed and asked to give your bank details....