Watch Out For Scams: top tips

26 Jul 2021

Watch Out For Scams: top tips
Scammers are taking advantage of the pandemic to target people in our community.Follow our simple guide to avoid falling for the most devious traps.

New Coronavirus related scams

With the changes that the pandemic has brought, especially with us spending more time at home, here are some scams
to look out for:
Selling expensive face masks and covid 'cures'
Fake texts from the NHS or the Government
Fake texts from delivery companies asking for money
Remember to never give any money or personal details
away before checking if it's a scam.

1: If in doubt, don't click thelink!

Never download or click anything you don't trust. Fraudsters can sneak tracking software in that can expose you to identity theft and even bankfraud.

2: Is it genuine?
Always spend some time researching a company before sharing details or buying from them. If in doubt, contact the company directly or the Citizens Advice line (detials below)

3. If it's too good to be true, it probably is!
People offering miracle cures, cheap holidays, and quick money schemes could be trying to trick you. Keep your wits about you, and always think twice before giving away financial or personal details.

Key contacts:
To report a scam please contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
For all consumer advice please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 0808 223 1133or search for 'scams' on

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