Beware of scams
Two drop-in sessions will be held in Cambuslang as part of Scam Awareness Month.
The council’s Trading Standards team has been working to ensure that people learn to recognise scams, know how to report them and can share their experiences to prevent others from becoming victims.
Head of Fleet and Environmental Services, Shirley Clelland, said: “Scams can affect anyone and many go unreported because the consumer does not notice anything wrong or feels a sense of shame.
“And, with the new pension freedoms that have been put in place recently, it is essential that consumers make informed decisions about their savings.”
She continued: “The initial approach is often out of the blue by phone,text or email.
“The sting in the tail is that not only do victims lose their savings but they can also face a hefty tax bill as well.”
The drop in sessions will take place on July 23 and 24, from 8.45am to 2pm, at the One Stop Shop on 27 Main Street.