Beware fraudsters trying to exploit Test & Trace service

Criminals are trying to exploit the new NHS Test and Trace service by extorting money from people for tests.

Beware fraudsters trying to exploit Test & Trace service

Criminals are trying to exploit the new NHS Test and Trace service by extorting money from people for tests.

Fraudsters are pretending to be from the NHS Test and Trace Service and wrongly telling people they have been in contact with someone that has tested positive for coronavirus. They then demand money to cover the cost of a testing kit.

Testing is free and should only be arranged directly with the NHS by people displaying symptoms.

Research shows that more than one in three people in the UK have been targeted in scams since lockdown began.

If you suspect you've been targetted by scammers, please report it. Details are available on the Council's website:

How to report a scam

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