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Highland Council trading standards launches webpage with advice on coronavirus scams


By Gregor White


Trading Standards has launched a new online resource to warn of scams associated with coronavirus.
Trading Standards has launched a new online resource to warn of scams associated with coronavirus.

Highland Council is providing online help to advise people of scams attempting to exploit the coronavirus crisis.

Highland Council trading standards has today launched a webpage on the Highland Council website aimed at both consumers and businesses to identify a range of scams.

The webpage can be found at www.highland.gov.uk/tradingstandards

Trading standards manager David MacKenzie said: "It is clear that scammers are now seeking to capitalise on the Covid-19 coronavirus by attempting to take advantage of consumers and businesses at this difficult time.

"These are blatant attacks on the economy and attacks on ordinary consumers at a time of great uncertainty.

"The purpose of this webpage is to focus on the scams associated with Covid-19 coronavirus, to make available advice to business at this time, and to provide a link to wider information for consumers and businesses alike."

The advice from trading standards is to be extra-vigilant.

Scammers will go to great lengths to convince you to part your money, they say, and scams are evolving all the time.

The trading standards webpages will be updated to keep consumers and businesses informed.

Members of the public wishing advice on a particular matter can contact Advice Direct Scotland on 0808 164 6000 or visit consumeradvice.scot

Highland-based businesses wishing advice should contact Trading Standards directly by email at trading.standards@highland.gov.uk



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