Be­ware of scams

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations -

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.

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