Please find attached to this email a Lockdown Scams newsletter which covers the top 4 scams we have seen an increase in over the lockdown period.
Should you have elderly, vulnerable, or isolating family or friends, please share the attachment with them, to help protect them and keep them safe from scams and fraud.
Action Fraud scam watch
Did you know scams cost the UK economy £5-£10 Billion a year, with over 50% of people over 65 having already been targeted by scams; and only 5% of all scams reported?
This week’s scam and fraud warnings from Action Fraud:
With more stores reopening, and online shopping slots becoming available, please take the time to refresh your online security, only trust known websites, and remember offers that sound too good to be true generally are. More support and advice here.
NHS Track and Trace scams, if you’re contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service, please know, that you will not be asked to provide any passwords, bank account details or pin numbers.
Find out more about how NHS test and trace works here, and how to spot emails and text for legitimacy.
Action Fraud’s top tips:
Although fraud and cybercrime comes in many forms, there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself.
Follow Action Frauds’ personal safety checklist to keep you and those around you safe from fraud here.