See off Scams event

On Monday afternoon I attended the See off Scams event which took place in the Marryat Hall. The event was organised by the Dundee Community Safety Partnership, the 'See Off Scams' event and was designed to help people avoid of the clutches of con artists and rogue traders who are after their money.

Talks were given by Tayside Police and Victim Support, and the city council outlined its Trusted Trader and community safety work.

I thought that this was a very useful event. The information given out at this event was very useful and should be made widely available. I will be seeking a briefing with officers of the council to see how this important information which would benefit not just the vulnerable in society but everyone can be made more widely available.

If you have any concerns about people offering to do work for you or cold calling contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 551 111 or in Dundee you can contact the Anti-Social Behaviour Team Helpline on 0800 169 3845.