WARNING. 20+ coronavirus scams to watch out for and how to protect yourself

edited 1 June 2020 at 4:53PM in Coronavirus Support and Help
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edited 1 June 2020 at 4:53PM in Coronavirus Support and Help
The scale of the coronavirus pandemic has brought out the absolute best in people and society – but upsettingly, it’s also brought criminals and low-lifes out of the shadows to prey on our pockets. Action Fraud has reported £4.6 million already lost to coronavirus-related scams since lockdown began.
As the UK health crisis looks set to continue for some time, there are horrid criminals looking to exploit financial and health concerns by asking for money for fake services upfront, collecting personal information or bank details, or offering temptingly high returns on made-up investments or pension transfers.
To help you stay safe, we've top tips to protect yourself from scams and a rundown of just some of the vile and very convincing ones to watch out for right now, including text scamsemail scamsonline shopping scamsdoor-to-door scams and other financial services scams.
Read the full blog: 20+ coronavirus scams to watch out for and how to protect yourself

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