GCVS Blog – Tackling Fraud Together Update #7



Deborah Mooney

TFT Project Manager & Digital Engagement Officer | GCVS


The TFT team have certainly been enjoying the good weather! We hope you’ve all had a great summer so far and are crossing our fingers that it keeps up. We have been keeping track of the scams and fraud currently hitting the headlines, the biggest recent news of which was undoubtedly the Ticketmaster hack, which you can read more about below.

Remember that it’s always a good idea to use strong, secure passwords when logging into your online accounts – a mix of upper case and lower case letters, numbers and special characters will give you the most security. Using different passwords for online accounts is also recommended, as well as not storing any card details online – if someone hacks into a particular store’s site, they could have access to your payment details, too!


Fraud Headlines

Glaswegians Affected by Ticketmaster Hack to Monitor ‘Online Accounts’

  • In the wake of the Ticketmaster hack, customers are being urged to change their account passwords and to be vigilant for any suspicious activity.

Charity Appoints Scambassador for Scotland

  • Friends Against Scams, a UK-wide initiative for Trading Standards, has appointed a ‘Scambassador’ for Scotland – Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) trustee Martyn Buckley.

Perthshire Bank Worker Accused of £800,000 Fraud

  • The man, who was working as a personal banking advisor at the time of the alleged offences, stole from customers at the bank branch in Auchterarder.


As always, if you become aware of any suspicious activity or think you may have fallen victim to a scam, contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online reporting tool.

Tweet us @GCVSTFT or email comms.team@gcvs.org.uk if you have any stories or news to share!

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