Scam Alert

 

Keep up to date with the latest scams here!

 
Doorstep Scams
 
 
Witnesses praised for courage in Shropshire Trading Standards case
 
19th November 2019
 
Steven Sloan was fined at Shrewsbury Crown Court after it heard he had pressured vulnerable customers into buying armchairs. more

 

Carnon Downs becomes Cornwall's first 'No Cold Calling Zone'

 

22nd November 2019

 

Residents of the village of Carnon Downs have voted overwhelmingly to ban cold callers from their front doors in an effort to protect themselves from rogue tradesmen and other doorstep criminals. more

 

Telephone Scam

 

Warning after householder targeted by Council Tax scam 

 

20th November 2019

An alert Greenock woman wasn't fooled by a criminal who claimed she was due a £4,300 refund on her council tax. more

 

Online Scams
 
 
Scammed employee will not have to repay £108,000 to employer
 

18th November 2019

 

The importance of up-to-date training around email scams has been highlighted in a case at Scotland’s Court of Session where a woman who fell for a £193,000 email scam was judged not to be liable for her employer’s loss. more

 

Beware Of Cash ISA
 

19th November 2019

With the Bank of England’s base rate still stuck at 0.75% it is extremely hard to find a decent return on cash savings. Criminals have been targeting savers by offering unrealistically high interest rates on cash ISAs. more

 

Shoppers hoping to cash in on Black Friday deals are warned to watch out for 'too good to be true' deals

 

25th November 2019

With a rise in the number of shops offering Black Friday bargains, security experts say criminals are capitalising on the trend in the hope of conning shoppers. more

 

 

If you would like to subscribe to the NTS Scam Alert, please follow this link: Subscribe