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Be Aware Special: Fraudulent Calls from High Court Bailiffs
20 September 2021
We have been made aware of a sophisticated new scam, where a business owner is contacted by a fraudster claiming to be a High Court bailiff from their local Civil Justice Centre.
Be Aware Special: COVID-19 Scams
07 July 2021
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has published details on several scams that are targeting both businesses and the general public related to COVID-19.
Be Aware Special: Garages still being targeted nationwide by Card Not Present “tyre scam”
30 April 2021
The IGA is receiving nationwide reports of members being targeted by Card Not Present scams, often vehicle and tyre purchases over the phone using stolen card details. Read the warning signs here along with Car Not Present transaction guidelines.
Scam: Government Legal Department (GLD) fraudulent calls
27 August 2020
The IGA is aware that the Government Legal Department (GLD) general enquiry number is being used by fraudsters to try and extract money from members of the public.
Scam: Business Rate Relief Fraud
24 April 2020
A fraudulent email is being sent to garages asking them to pay fees for a contract they have for their business rates relief.
Be aware special: False affiliation with the RMI and Trust My Garage
28 June 2019
The IGA has been made aware of organisations claiming false affiliation with the RMI and Trust My Garage.
Be Aware Special – Web Domain Email Scam
31 October 2018
We have been made aware of a new scam targeting small businesses that requests payment to register and protect your website domain name. Read on to get the full details so you can look out for similar suspicious activity.
Be Aware Special: Vehicle repair and recovery scam
31 July 2018
The IGA has uncovered another new scam targeting independent garages, where an individual poses as a potential customer who is unable to pay for vehicle recovery fees.
Be Aware Special: VAT business directory scam
29 June 2018
A new business directory scam has surfaced from a business called 'British Business & Commerce', claiming to need your VAT details to update their database in line with EU regulations.
Be Aware Special - New Advertising Scam Identified by IGA
30 January 2018
Scammers have been selling advertising space to independent garages and are attempting to take thousands of pounds from their accounts when paying over the phone. Read about the warning signs to look out for and how to protect your business here.
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