Scammer Alert

We have been asked to make everyone aware of scammers trying to take advantage of residents worried about the rising cost of living. The Trading Standards team will be at B&Q at Parkhead Forge Retail Park on the morning of Wednesday May 18th offering information and advice on scams.

Trading Standards staff are also joining forces with Police Scotland to carry out spot checks in Glasgow communities to ensure people who are having work done have been offered cooling off periods, have signed contracts and are happy with the work being undertaken.

Consumers should report doorstep scams to Advice Direct Scotland, who provide an advice and advocacy service. Their helpline is 0808 164 6000 and their website is Anyone who has been the victim of fraud should report it to Police Scotland on 101 or 999 in an emergency.Traders in Scotland who have been approved by local Council Trading Standards officers can be found through the SCOTSS Approved Trader Portal: