Cost of Living Scams

As prices and bills continue to rise, many consumers will have financial worries heading into autumn and winter.

Scammers may attempt to exploit these anxieties and to target people online and via cold calls, emails and text messages in an attempt to obtain their personal details and bank account information.

We are running a month-long campaign in September aimed at raising awareness of potential scams linked to the ongoing cost of living crisis.
Each week of the campaign will focus on a different issue which is likely to affect Scottish consumers.

Click below for more information about each type of scam.

Impersonation Scams

Energy Efficiency Scams

Financial Scams

Illegal Money Lending

Counterfeit Goods Online

Online Shopping