GCVS Blog – Tackling Fraud Together Update #8



Deborah Mooney

TFT Project Manager & Digital Engagement Officer | GCVS

Summer seems to be coming to an end, sadly, but we hope you’ve had a good one!

We’re out and about in the West of the city this month – if you’re in the Partick area, keep an eye out for our leaflets and posters! Read on for the latest in fraud news and make sure you’re aware of what to look our for to keep yourself safe.


Fraud Headlines

Cops Launch Crackdown on Multi-Million Benefits Scam Gangs in Glasgow

  • An organised crime gang is suspected of defrauding the benefits system of about £4.6m, showing again that scammers don’t just limit their activities to the general public!

Bank Scam Victims ‘Shouldn’t Be Blamed for Money Lost’

  • We wholeheartedly agree with this…

Fraudsters Target Elderly with Cruel iTunes Scam

  • The iTunes scam is, unfortunately, still being carried out – definitely one to watch out for.


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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