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.
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.
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:
Further information on the different types of scams that are currently happening, and a guide to reporting scam texts or mobile calls can be found on the official Ofcom website.
Advice on scams
Friends Against Scams are warning of the following scams: