In contrast to previous years, there will be no leading Scottish organisation and Citizens Advice Scotland are instead taking a supportive role sharing content from the UK-wide campaign.
Should you wish to participate in supporting this campaign on your own bureau channels, Citizens Advice have shared their social media toolkit and campaign resources for use. We also have additional scams awareness content for bureaux to use, available in our downloads.
The national messaging can also be adapted to signpost audiences to the most appropriate support available in Scotland and the Scottish Government are signposting to the following places:
- If you feel threatened or unsafe, contact Police Scotland on 101 or 999 in an emergency.
- Report scams to Advice Direct Scotland on 0808 164 6000.
- Online web-chat Scams Action Service Citizens Advice Scotland.
- Suspicious email? Forward it to the National Cyber Security Centre - Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) email@example.com.
Further information is also available on our public advice site for Scotland – Report a Scam.
Police Scotland will also be running their own campaign, Shut Out Scammers, in parallel with Scams Awareness Fortnight.
In terms of our own campaigning, while we are supporting these campaigns, we’re also working to develop our own campaign plan for this year, based on what the network is seeing. We’ll be in touch soon to outline how we will work with bureaux to design this plan and produce effective campaign that will help people during the fall out from Covid-19.