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.
There are two versions of the call – one involving a recorded message and the other with a live person.
Both calls mislead by claiming that mask-wearing is necessary. The live-caller, quoting a price of £29 for two masks, two hand gels and gloves, requests an address and payment information.