Scam Share Spotlight

Each of the following PDFs shine a spotlight on a particular scam that is frequently reported by Scottish consumers. New PDFs will be published every fortnight. They can be viewed online or downloaded and printed off for those who are not online.

If Local Authority Trading Standards teams or partner organisations would like to customise these resources with their own logos, please get in touch with us to request this.

Delivery Scams

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a huge increase in scam emails and texts related to shipping or deliveries, as more consumers turn to online shopping.

Amazon Scams

As more people have signed up for online streaming services during
the pandemic, there has been an increase in scam phone calls supposedly from Amazon Prime.