HMRC Lawsuits / Tax Fraud

In recent months there have been a variety of scams reported relating to HMRC or tax fraud. Some of the most frequent scams are: An automated message tells you that HMRC are filing a lawsuit against you. You are asked to press 1 to be connected to a caseworker;A cold...

Bank Fraud

There are several common scam calls and emails through which scammers try to obtain bank details: A cold call supposedly from your bank’s fraud department saying that your account has been compromised and that you will need to transfer funds to another accountAn email...

Amazon Prime Subscription

Consumers across the country have been reporting large numbers of scams relating to Amazon Prime subscriptions: An automated message tells you that your Amazon Prime subscription is going to be renewed. You are asked to press 1 if you want to cancel the chargeAnother...

Research: Illegal Money Lending in Scotland

The Scottish Illegal Money Lending Unit, part of Trading Standards Scotland are pleased to announce the publication of the research that was commissioned into illegal money lending in Scotland. This is the first research commissioned by the team and the first Scottish...