Amazon Scam – Be aware.

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Scammers posing as representatives of online retail giant Amazon are targeting the public via email and telephone in a series of phishing scams. The telephone scam consists of an automated call informing the recipient that they have opened an Amazon … Continued

Scam Alert – Calls about face masks

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Trading Standards have just informed us of a scam related to face masks. In the latest scam, people receive calls informing them that wearing a mask while outdoors is obligatory, with the endgame being selling overpriced masks to the unaware. … Continued

Friends Against Scams

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National Trading Standards are encouraging people to protect their neighbours by joining Friends Against Scams, which provides free online training to empower people to take a stand against scams. To complete the introductory 20-minute online course that gives a good … Continued

BBC Breakfast on scams

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Apparently there are over 200 coronavirus specific scams going around. Please be aware. To watch this piece on this morning’s breakfast show please visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000gxqv/breakfast-28032020 and fast forward to 2:53:00

Covid 19 Scams doing the rounds

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BEWARE OF COVID-19 SCAMS (This article is from Somerset Trading Standards) Unscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends. National Trading Standards … Continued