Beware! Covid Vaccine Passport Scam

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Be aware of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their “Digital Coronavirus Passports”. Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website that asks … Continued

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