Scams and bogus callers

Coronavirus doorstep fraud and scams

At challenging times like this, there are many people in the community who want to support people who are isolating or shielding. Whilst the vast majority are well intentioned there may be some who see this as an opportunity for their own criminal gain.

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. These include online, refund, telephone and donation scams, as well as loan sharks.

National Trading Standards: Beware of COVID-19 scams