Clydesdale joins fight against scammers

The Clydesdale Bank has become the latest organisation to join Angus Council in the fight to protect vulnerable people from financial scams.

The ground breaking policy on financial harm adopted by Angus Council requires the authority to work with partners, including banks, to pursue the goal of a scam free Angus.

Following the launch of the policy, the council has been building a local partnership with police, health staff, local post offices, the small business community and financial institutions.

A recent citizens’ panel survey conducted by the council showed that over a quarter of local families may have had a relative who has been defrauded by criminals, with emails, phone callers and mail scams being the three most common.

It has been estimated that as much as £6.2 million is lost annually by the people of Angus to mail scams alone.

You can report scams to trading standards via the council’s ACCESLine 08452 777 778 and any fraud to Police Scotland on 101. To get advice and alerts on potential scams in the area follow @scamfreeangus on Twitter.