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Webpage on coronavirus scams launched by Highland Council Trading Standards

By Gregor White

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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

David MacKenzie, Trading Standards manager, said: "It is clear that scammers are now seeking to capitalise on the current 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 Highland Council Trading Standards is to be extra vigilant at this time.

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 on an ongoing basis 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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