Aberdeenshire Council Trading Standards playing a lead role in Shut out Scammers campaign

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Doorstep crime continues to have a disproportional impact on the elderly and vulnerable

Covid-related fraud and scams prevention advice has been prioritised by both Police Scotland and Trading Standards Scotland who have responded to the emerging crime profile and Covid-19 related work over the past year.

As enforcement authorities, they have now assessed that with the easing of restrictions and permission being given for trade work to recommence, doorstep crime will once again start to increase.

Doorstep crime continues to have a disproportional impact on the elderly and vulnerable and the prevention campaign seeks to provide appropriate support and advice to those at risk from such criminality.

The campaign this year will continue to take a partnership approach with a view to increasing the reach of advice and reduction in doorstep crime.

Partnership working is essential and at a national level it is a joint partnership with Police Scotland and Trading…

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