Deborah Mooney
Project Manager & Digital Engagement Officer | GCVS


As you may know, the first part of our Tackling Fraud Together project came to a close at the end of November 2017. However, the team’s work doesn’t stop there!

We’ll be refreshing messages about fraud until the end of November 2018, so there’s still lots to come from us including monthly updates on the GCVS Blog – with reminders of what you can do if you think you’ve been scammed, as well as the latest fraud headlines and news. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Outreach Solutions for all their help with the project so far and their continuing support.

You may still see our posters and leaflets in and around Glasgow as we deliver our refresh messages – why not let us know? You can tweet us @GCVSTFT or email comms.team@gcvs.org.uk if you have anything you’d like to share.



Take Five Week

This week marks Take Five Week, a campaign to help make people aware of the kinds of online scams out there at the moment and how to avoid them. There will be lots happening throughout the week, which you can keep up with using #TakeFiveWeek or by following @TakeFive on Twitter. You can also find out if you would be able to confidently challenge a suspected fraudster using this handy quiz!



Fraud Headlines

Elderly Woman Conned Out of £140,000 in Phishing Scam

  • Police Scotland have warned people to be extra vigilant after people in Tayside, Angus and Perthshire were targeted by telephone fraudsters, with one 74-year-old woman being scammed out of £140,000

Warning as Vulnerable People Targeted in iTunes and HMRC Scam

  • In another telephone con, scammers posed as HMRC to target vulnerable people, claiming they have an debt which must be paid through vouchers such as iTunes
    • Luckily, some Tesco staff were quick to notice this in several cases!

Dozens in Highlands Village Hit by Card Scam

  • People in the Highland village of Drumnadrochit have been hit by card fraud, with potentially more than 50 of them being targeted.



Remember, if you think you’ve fallen victim to a scam or you become aware of any suspicious activity, contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040, or use their online reporting tool.


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