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Money for Nothing

A consumers guide to avoiding the latest financial scams

This consumer guide provides information on the latest financial scams the Citizens Advice service in Scotland has seen and how to spot the signs of a scam

The Citizens Advice service receive hundreds of contacts every year from people in Scotland who have sent money to firms offering investment opportunities that turn out to be bogus or poor value for money. However, most of the schemes touted via email, cold calling or magazine and social media adverts are extremely high risk and very rarely make any returns at all.

Fraser Sutherland
Publication date
July 2016
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