School Books Scam

Published on Thursday 30 June 2022

A call to everyone in Angus to be alert to a phone scam that appears to be on the go just now.

Our Trading Standards and Education teams have been made aware of people receiving calls and texts from a company asking for donations of £200-plus towards the supply of books to Primary Schools.

Books scam warning

In some instances, the calls have been threatening.

This is a scam and is part of a rising trend in charitable donation scams across the UK .

Never give your personal details or financial information to cold callers.

Legitimate charities will all have a charity number that can be checked at or at

You can find more information about Charity Donation Fraud here

And see our Scam Free Angus webpages for more local information and advice.