Real-life: Stop­ping Scot­land’s Scam­mers

Scam­ming is on the rise in Scot­land, here’s how to pro­tect your money...

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There has been a sharp in­crease in the num­ber of Scots fall­ing vic­tim to or­gan­ised scams. From on­line, to over the phone and door-to-door sales, scam­mers are con­tin­u­ally look­ing for new ways to get their hands on your money. Host of STV’S Stop­ping Scot­land’s Scam­mers, Jackie Bram­bles, ex­plains how scam­ming could eas­ily af­fect each and ev­ery one of us and what we can do to stop our­selves fall­ing vic­tim to a scam. “We re­ally want to drive home to the view­ers that you can’t rest on your lau­rels be­cause ev­ery time we learn how to pro­tect our­selves from one scam, th­ese cy­ber-crim­i­nals up the ante and cre­ate some­thing even more di­a­bol­i­cal. “Whilst we don’t want to scare peo­ple, we do want them to tune in and fol­low the rec­om­men­da­tions that our ex­perts will share on the show on how to pro­tect them­selves and their loved ones on­line, start­ing with cul­ti­vat­ing a healthy skep­ti­cism on any­thing that ap­pears too good to be true – be­cause in ev­ery sin­gle case that we have in­ves­ti­gated, it al­ways was.” Read on to find out what scam­ming re­ally is, how you can avoid it and also some shock­ing real-life sto­ries that prove that the dan­ger of scam­ming re­ally could be on your doorstep...

No.1 caught up with the host of Stop­ping Scot­land’s Scam­mers, Jackie Bram­bles.

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