Category: Alerts

Fake Vaccination Scam Emails

Please simply delete any email that you receive offering you a vaccination. This is not how the NHS will contact you and they are scams! We’re received several reports about emails like the one shown asking people to accept an invite to book a slot for their vaccination. NHS Scotland will NEVER ask you to […]

Alert: SPCA Warning Issued

We were alerted to reports of people impersonating SPCA inspectors in Perthshire and Renfrewshire and thought we’d post to ensure people are aware in Lanarkshire. On hearing people have had their pets removed from homes by unscrupulous individuals who appear in a position of authority, Chief superintendent Mike Flynn said: “We are very concerned for the […]

Alert: Covid Vaccination Email

We’re sadly getting messages about a vaccination scam doing the rounds. One local woman told us, “This is the email I got this morning. I thought I was being offered the COVID-19 vaccine as I have had Breast Cancer but it’s a scam. They want your bank details to pay for a preferred date! I […]

Sky Broadband Outages

Blantyre is amongst one of many places in Central Scotland currently experiencing intermittent SKY Broadband outages. The problems have been ongoing since this morning, Sunday 24th January 2021, affecting email, TV streaming and internet services. Their engineers are currently working on a fix. This map shows the major outages. Have your say. Have YOU had […]

Alert: Vaccine Scams

As the Covid-19 vaccination programme continues, there have been several reports that scammers are sending messages or phoning and claiming to be from the NHS, telling people that they are eligible to apply for their vaccine.  The messages ask the recipient to click on a link leading to an online form which looks similar to the real […]

Danger on Frozen Water

With a thaw expected this weekend, an advance warning goes out to avoid standing on frozen open water. This includes local rivers like the Calder and Clyde and any small lochs or ponds that may have frozen over, e.g Barnhill, Redlees, Heritage Park at EK, etc. The recent cold spell of weather has meant that […]

Scam Roundup

Certain scams have appeared regularly throughout this year. Here’s a list of the most common ones. Covid Scams These include contact tracing scams, the promotion of misleading information about the pandemic and the sale of counterfeit PPE and medical products. In recent weeks, there have also been concerns that scammers may attempt to sell fake or […]

Buying a Puppy Safely

With Dogs often an addition to families around Christmas time, the SSPCA has repeated their calls for the public to buy puppies safely after receiving several reports of seriously ill pups sold by suspected illegal dealers. 2 in 5 illegally bred puppies bought online die before their fifth birthday and more than 1 in 6 get sick […]