Unfortunately there are quite few scams doing the rounds at the moment. Here are some of the highlights (for the very latest up to date list please checkout this link to the page on our website)
* Be aware of people offering miracle cures for coronavirus – there is no specific treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19). Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms until you recover.
* The council DO NOT need to enter your house to do a deep clean
* Bogus healthcare workers claiming to be offering ‘home-testing’ for coronavirus. This is a scam and these kits are not currently available to buy.
* Emails saying that you can get a refund on taxes, utilities or similar are usually bogus and they are just after your personal and bank details.
* There are lots of fake products available to buy online that say they can protect you or cure coronavirus. These will not help and are designed to just take your money
* There are new mobile phone apps that claim to give you updates on the virus, instead they lock your phone and demand a ransom.
* People offering to do your shopping and ask for money upfront and then disappear