We have been alerted by a Scottish Care member that one of their care staff has been scammed. They received a phone call from someone claiming that they are from the Scottish Government and asked for their bank details to be shared to get their £500 Covid-19 bonus payment. The scammer then used these details to access their bank account. Please note: You will never be asked to disclose any personal details or your bank account details at any time with regard to this payment. Most people will receive the bonus payment via your regular payroll method. Please be alert to any such phone calls.
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