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7. Fraud

Published: 30/03/2020
Updated: 11/05/2020


A crisis is a great time to try to exploit people’s fears and vulnerabilities.  This crisis is no different.  There have been some attempts by cyber-criminals to target industries and individuals, usually for short or longer-term financial gain.  

The Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience Unit is producing a regular ‘Cyber Resilience Notice’ for business organisations, public sector organisations, charities and the general public.

We produced a ‘Fraud and Cybercrime’ factsheet, which outlines some of the basic things you need to be thinking about to avoid becoming a victim of scammers.

See the Action Fraud website for the latest information on COVID-19 related fraud.

Please report all cases of fraud to Police Scotland.

See Citizens Advice Scotland for information on common scams.