Neighbourhood watch hear of scams

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At the recent Brechin Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) meeting a representative from trading standards gave an update on all types of scams and doorstep crime that cause financial harm

This can take many forms from letters and e-mails to telephone calls. Some elderly and vulnerable people receive over 100 scam letters a week.

Brechin NHW said: “If something sound too good to be true, it probably is - put it in the bin.”

They advise that if a call from someone claiming to be the bank requesting bank details, it’s important remember the bank would never contact you requesting these details.

If you have any concerns, contact Angus Council trading standards on 01241 435600 or the Citizens Advice on 08454 04 05 06.