‘Shocking’ lack of scam reporting

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THE Central Borders Citizens’ Advice Bureau is urging local people to stand up to scammers and report them as part of a national campaign.

Kathryn Peden, bureau manager, said: “We want everyone in the Scottish Borders to join in a huge national effort to beat the scammers. That means being more vigilant, spreading the word and reporting any scams you do come across.

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“Research has shown that while half of us have experienced some kind of scam, only five per cent of us report it. That’s a shocking figure and if we are prepared to give them that sort of free ride, it’s no wonder scams keep happening,” she added.

The campaign is part of Scams Awareness Month. Visit www.actionfraud.police.uk to report scams.