Local MSP Christina McKelvie to host Scam Awareness Surgery
Constituency MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKelvie, is set to host a ‘Scam Awareness Surgery’ as Citizens Advice Scotland estimates only 5-15% of scams are being reported.
The surgery, taking place in Trinity Parish Church Larkhall on August 30th between 10am – 12pm, will feature Police Scotland, Citizens Advice Bureau and Trading Standards.
Evidence sourced from Citizens Advice Scotland shows that over 61% of over 65s have been approached by a scammer, 14% of whom were targeted via their own personal mobile phone.
Other scam activities include computer repair scams, credit card fraud and email/phishing scams.
In response, local MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Christina McKelvie has organised the Scam Awareness Surgery to increase awareness regarding the latest outbreak of scams.
Commenting, SNP MSP Christina said:
“I will always put the safety and wellbeing of my constituents first.
“Through this Scam Awareness Surgery, I hope to inform, protect and spread awareness of the latest scams and frauds that are prevalent throughout Scotland.
“Quite often, these scams target the most vulnerable in our communities. My surgery will hear from Police Scotland, Citizens Advice Bureau and Trading Standards, who will be on hand to answer any questions or offer advice.
“I would encourage all my constituents to come along to my surgery, ensuring you’re protected against the latest scams and frauds occurring throughout Scotland.