National Trading Standards Scams Team

by | Dec 19, 2016 | News, Safety at Home

Updating you on the world of scams in the UK

  1. A scam has been reported in Ballymoney involving the recently issued plastic £5 notes.
    Police have said that a man and woman are cold calling to the doors of elderly people in the area. more 
  2. A bogus caller claiming he was from the council was able to talk his way into two Hull homes before stealing from residents who had let him inside. more 
  3. Fraudsters are increasingly targeting the over 55s with investment scams, according to a consumer watchdog. more
  4. Online shoppers in Fermanagh are being urged to protect themselves against cyber-fraud coming up to the Christmas period. more
  5. Members of the public are being warned to be vigilant after a cold call scam in Burnley. Johnston Press has been notified of a fraudulent caller using the Burnley Express name to extract card details. more
  6. Staffordshire Police are alerting people to the recent Council Tax rebate scam phone calls that are doing the rounds in Staffordshire. more
  7. Gwent Police have received reports of a scam where callers are claiming to be from internet providers like BT and Talk Talk. more