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Doorstep Scams

Police issue alert over rogue traders in Pocklington and Market Weighton areas

23rd January 2020

Over the last couple of months police officers have received several reports of a building company cold calling at peoples’ doors asking if they want work doing.
Examples have been for replacement windows and doors, roofing and conservatories. more

Warning after spate of bogus caller scams in Largs and Millport

28th January 2020

Police have issued a warning after fresh reports of bogus workmen scamming people in both Largs and Millport.

The news no need for capital on ‘news’ reported recently how elderly islanders had been targeted by con artists offering to clear their guttering and do work around their homes. more

Telephone Scams

Yorkshire company tricked elderly people into thinking they had won thousands

22nd January 2020

A Yorkshire based company has been fined £150,000 after it tricked thousands of elderly people into thinking they had won substantial cash prizes through fake promotional material sent out in the post. more

East Renfrewshire residents targeted by phone scams

26th January 2020

East Renfrewshire residents are being warned about a series of phone scams.

Experts at CPR Call Blocker have compiled a list of the most active scams doing the rounds and is urging people in the area to be on their guard. more

Online Scams

Five common holiday booking scams and how to avoid them

22nd January 2020

If the cold January days leave you dreaming of sunnier climates, you’re not alone. The start of the year is peak holiday-booking time with millions of Brits expected to book trips abroad this month. more

How half of puppy owners are caught up in illegal 'dogfishing' scam

23rd January 2020

As many as half of puppy owners in West Midlands may have been duped by a so-called ‘dogfishing’ scam. 
Dogfishing is when people unknowingly buy puppies that are illegally imported into the UK. It can lead to serious problems for pups, including in the worst cases, death. more

Scottish retired couple targeted in scam lose £95,000 life-savings

26th January 2020

Lynda and John Gordon responded to an online ad placed by criminals who had cloned the identity of a genuine company, then disappeared with their money. more

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