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In this two-minute read, we discover the despicable scams which have developed around the Coronavirus outbreak. And how we can take action to protect ourselves, our families and our communities.
The Coronavirus (Covid-19) has created a surge of people feeling anxious and fearful across the Barbican.
And low-life scammers are preying on these emotions to trick people out of hundreds of thousands of pounds.
The low-life scammers are using several methods to target people, including text messaging, social media, phishing emails, direct mail and even in person.
Below is a list of five scams we’ve been made aware of that have happened across the UK.
The Advertising Standards Authority have published a useful article on how to avoid falling victim to a Coronavirus scam. The link to it is at the end of this article.
The website www.actionfraud.police.uk is also a useful source of information around how to reduce the risk of being scammed.
These shameless scammers prey on the elderly and vulnerable in particular, so please share this information with them. Perhaps even give them a call to make them aware of these frauds that are doing the rounds and to check on how they are doing in general.