Local MP Urges Scam Awareness, Backs National Campaign


Categories: Constituency, Safer Communities

Stirling MP Alyn Smith has urged Stirling residents to remain vigilant and alert for scams, particularly in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Citizens Advice Scotland are running a two-week campaign – Scams Awareness Fortnight – which aims to educate the public over common scams, what to look out for and how victims can seek help.

Constituents can access support via the website of their local Citizens Advice Bureau branch here.

Stirling MP Alyn Smith said:

‘We’ve seen a worrying rise in tailored scams relating to Covid-19, with many familiar routines and stories now spun to include the pandemic. I’m urging local residents to ensure they’re kept informed, stay vigilant, and seek help if they do become a victim. 

‘Some of these scams have become increasingly sophisticated in their means of attack. Recently I was contacted by a constituent who lost a significant figure, through fraudulent email correspondence.

‘If you have become a victim, please get in touch with Police Scotland or seek advice from your local Citizens Advice service.’


Additional information on the campaign can be found here: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/our-work/our-campaigns/all-our-current-campaigns/scams-awareness-campaign-2021/advice-on-scams/

Police Scotland resources can be found here: https://www.scotland.police.uk/advice-and-information/scams-and-frauds/