Beware these coronavirus scams!

Beware of these scams taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic…

  • Individuals going door-to-door selling face masks and attempting to enter people’s homes.
  • Individuals going door-to-door impersonating Red Cross or health workers, claiming to be carrying out mandatory testing for COVID-19 as an excuse to enter the home.
  • Text messages or emails claiming to be from Police or government, stating you have been fined for leaving the house.
  • Text messages or emails claiming to be from HMRC, offering tax rebates
  • Text messages or emails claiming to be from government, stating all residents will receive a payment, with a link to a fake gov.uk website asking people to enter personal details.
  • Phone calls offering priority vaccinations.
  • Fake ‘missed parcel’ notes asking recipients to call a premium rate phone number to arrange delivery.
  • Coronavirus Scam Alert

Remember:

YOUR DOORSTEP, YOUR DECISION
If you feel pressured, ask the person to leave

FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE BEST
Support from trusted friends, family or neighbours is ideal. Be vigilant for strangers offering services at the door

NO SNAP DECISIONS
Take time to talk to someone you trust before you make any decisions

DO THE CHECKS
You can check ID badges and contact employers to check they are who they say they are. Call the organisation, but find the number yourself.

You can REPORT TO:
Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 0808 223 1133
Action Fraud 0300 123 2040
Police 111