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The warning follows reports that there may be traders operating in the area offering free insulation works under Government-funded schemes, to properties without the formal approval required to do the works.
Trading Standards teams within Highland Council, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands Council and Shetland Islands Council have all received such reports. more
Action Fraud has received 33 reports since January 2019 of victims being targeted by individuals purporting to be police officers and traffic wardens. more
9th July 2019
A rogue roofer and property maintenance trader who is already serving a prison sentence for scamming customers, has had a further two months added to his sentence after making bogus representations and engaging in “aggressive” practices to an elderly South Cumbrian householder. more
11th July 2019
Police are urging Cheshire residents to be vigilant after a bank in Widnes was notified of seven of its customers having been targeted by telephone scams in a single day. The customers informed NatWest on Widnes Road on the 10th July that they had received phone calls from people purporting to work for the bank. more
10th July 2019
HMRC has issued a warning for taxpayers against responding to WhatsApp messages purporting to come from the department and talking about a tax refund. more
12th July 2019
Scores of people have discovered that the tickets they bought for what they thought was an exhibition of dissected human bodies has been cancelled amid claims it was a scam. more
16th July 2019
Facebook has launched a feature that will let users more easily report ads they believe to be scams within the social network's walls, as well as investing in a dedicated team to tackle the issue. more