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BEWARE FRAUD AND SCAMS DURING COV-19 PANDEMIC

By Bewdley Town Council Bewdley Town Council

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

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BEWARE FRAUD AND SCAMS DURING COV-19 PANDEMIC

CRIMINALS ARE USING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC TO SCAM THE PUBLIC – DON'T CLICK THE BAIT, DON’T BECOME A VICTIM.

Action Fraud have received reports of #COVID19 related scams. The majority relate to the online sale of protective items such as facemasks

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/…/coronavirus-related-fra…

WHAT SCAMS ARE WE SEEING?
The majority of reports are related to online shopping [1] scams where people have ordered protective face masks, hand sanitiser and other products, which have never arrived. Other frauds being reported include ticket fraud [2], romance fraud [3], charity fraud [4] and lender loan fraud [5]

PROTECTION ADVICE
Detailed counter fraud advice is available online, including from Scamsmart, ActionFraud, CIFAS, TakeFive, Citizens Advice, Trading Standards and the National Cyber Security Centre.

Reporting to Action Fraud can be done online at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk [6] or by calling 0300 123 2040.

To report offers of financial assistance from HMRC contact phishing@hmrc.gov.uk.

Links:
[1] https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/a-z…/online-shopping-fraud
[2] http://https:/www.actionfraud.police.uk/a-z-of-fraud/ticket-fraud
[3] https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/a-z-of-fraud/dating-fraud
[4] https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/charities
[5] https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/a-z-of-fraud/loan-scams
[6] https://www.actionfraud.police.uk

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