How to remain vigilant following a rise in coronavirus-related scams.
Criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends.
National Trading Standards is warning people to remain vigilant following a rise in coronavirus-related scams that seek to benefit from the public's concern and uncertainty over Covid-19.
There is a particularly unpleasant scam pretending to be from the Government. People should ignore these messages – such schemes would be announced by the relevant Minister in the daily briefings.
Always check the official Government advice on coronavirus and never click on links in messages.
You can read the advice and warnings from Trading standards below:
Advice on scams
Friends Against Scams are warning of the following scams: