Date lodged: 27 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking with farm businesses to (a) protect them from and (b) inform them of email/online fraud regarding the roll-out of annual CAP Basic Payments.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 30 July 2018
As indicated in our response to S5W-17522 on 30 July 2018, the Scottish Government takes the threat of on-line fraud very seriously. Using a range of communication channels, steps have been and will continue to be taken to alert farm businesses to the dangers in relation to CAP payments and to advise of action they might take to prevent fraud occurring. Rural Payments and Inspections. https://www.ruralpayments.org/publicsite/futures/news-events/fraud-warning/.
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