Citizens Advice Scotland Trustee Martyn Buckley has become an official 'Scambassador' for'Friends Against Scams', which is a UK-wide initiative for Trading Standards.
The appointment comes at the end of the CAS ‘Scams Awareness Month’ campaign which was run throughout June.
Martyn Buckley says,
"I'm delighted to take on this role on behalf of CAS. We have just brought our own Scams Awareness Month to an end, and it has been one of the biggest and most successful anti-scam campaigns we have ever run.
"But the fight against scams must be an ongoing effort, with many different partners working together all year round to raise awareness of how many scams exist and how people can beat them.
"Our message to people across the country is to always be vigilant and on the look-out for scams, and if you do come across one make sure you report it to the police or to Trading Standards. That's how we will stop the scammers.
"I would also urge people to sign up to the Friends Against Scams campaign at www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk . Anyone can sign up and there are lots of ways to get involved. The fight against scams is all about spreading the word, raising awareness and empowering people and communities. The more people who can be involved, the better."