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CAS backs new campaign to tackle doorstep crime

11 Sep 2013

Support for new Police Scotland Beat Bogus Callers push

Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the launch of a new Police Scotland campaign aimed at raising awareness of doorstep crime. Members of the CAS Community Action Team (CAT) attended Monday's launch in Livingston. The Beat Bogus Callers campaign will use radio adverts, booklets and posters to advise people against opening their doors to unexpected callers, and offering advice on what they should do if they become suspicious.

At Monday's launch the CAT spoke with over 100 locals and distributed related CAS materials, following-on from Scams Awareness Month, staged last May.

Margaret Lynch, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Scotland, said:

'The CAB service plays a vital role in every community across Scotland, not just advising people on things like money, rights and consumer issues, but also in how to stay safe and avoid falling victim to crime. So we welcome the opportunity to support this excellent campaign. It complements the work we are already doing in helping people to spot and beat scams and con-artists.'

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