West Yorkshire Trading Standards Scam Alert #22 February 2021

This Monthly alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected.

There have been further reports of scams, doorstep Crime and business complaints all relating to the COVID-19 pandemic here in West Yorkshire. This news alert will give you an indication of the current situation.

If you cannot see the Alert below, download it here.

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service newsletters and resources –

https://www.wyjs.org.uk/trading-standards/covid-19-resources/

Always remember:

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
  • If you feel pressured, ask them to leave.
  • Friends and family are best to ask.
  • Don’t make any snap decisions.
  • Do the checks and use a number you have found yourself, not the one the visitor provides.

Stay Alert, Stay Safe

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Scam Alert #21 December 2020

This Monthly alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected.

There have been further reports of scams, doorstep Crime and business complaints all relating to the COVID-19 pandemic here in West Yorkshire. This news alert will give you an indication of the current situation.

If you cannot see the Alert below, download it here.

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service newsletters and resources –

https://www.wyjs.org.uk/trading-standards/covid-19-resources/

Always remember:

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
  • If you feel pressured, ask them to leave.
  • Friends and family are best to ask.
  • Don’t make any snap decisions.
  • Do the checks and use a number you have found yourself, not the one the visitor provides.

Stay Alert, Stay Safe

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Scam Alert #20 October-November 2020

This Monthly alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected.

There have been further reports of scams, doorstep Crime and business complaints all relating to the COVID-19 pandemic here in West Yorkshire. This news alert will give you an indication of the current situation.

If you cannot see the Alert below, download it here.

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service newsletters and resources –

https://www.wyjs.org.uk/trading-standards/covid-19-resources/

Always remember:

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
  • If you feel pressured, ask them to leave.
  • Friends and family are best to ask.
  • Don’t make any snap decisions.
  • Do the checks and use a number you have found yourself, not the one the visitor provides.

Stay Alert, Stay Safe

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Newsletter Scam Alert #13 26.06.2020

This weekly alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected.

West Yorkshire Trading Standards News Alert issue 13 . 26.06.2020

Outline of trending scams:

  1. COSTCO loyalty reward scam message, leading to surveys asking personal details.
  2. HMRC job retention scheme scams.
  3. Requests for payment in Bitcoin from fraudulent emails.
  4. Reports for doorstep fraud in Leeds – shoddy garden work being overcharged, elderly and vulnerable targetted.

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West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service newsletters and resources –

https://www.wyjs.org.uk/trading-standards/covid-19-resources/

Always remember:

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
  • If you feel pressured, ask them to leave.
  • Friends and family are best to ask.
  • Don’t make any snap decisions.
  • Do the checks and use a number you have found yourself, not the one the visitor provides.

Stay Alert, Stay Safe

Scams and Frauds Education for over 55’s

wytsScams and frauds education is made up of FREE Interactive Workshops for Over 55’s to help raise awareness and offer guidance on the following:

  • Doorstep Crime
  • Scams and Frauds
  • Benefits for Older People

The workshops also offer information, advice and support on dealing with:

  • Nuisance calls
  • Scam mail
  • Bogus/doorstep callers
  • Financial health checks

For further information on how you can get involved please contact Rebecca on 0113 393 9814 or by email to rfinch@wyjs.org.uk

Scams and Frauds – Education for Senior Citizens

wytsDo you work with people aged over 55?

If so contact Rebecca Finch from West Yorkshire Trading Standards who will be more than happy to visit and run a FREE session on scams and fraud, which will cover:

  • Doorstep Crime
  • Scams & Frauds
  • Benefits for Older People

For further information on how to get involved contact Rebecca on 0113 393 9814 or by email to rfinch@wyjs.org.uk