Beware of COVID-19 scams and fraud
26 Mar 2020
Please be extra vigilant at this time. A number of #COVID19 related phishing emails and texts have been reported to Action Fraud. These emails or texts appear to come from a credible source such as DWP, HMRC and banks. They attempt to trick you into opening malicious attachments or links to fake webpages which could lead to fraudsters stealing your personal information, logins, passwords, or banking details.
Never pass on your personal information if you have any queries over the nature of the contact.
We would always recommend going straight to the website address rather than clicking links on emails or texts.
Report the email or text to Action Fraud online, phone 0300 123 2050 (this number will be charged at your normal network rate). They open Monday to Friday 9am-6pm.