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Covid-19 Scams

Alert message sent 25/03/2020 15:44:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland


Some scams we have become aware of related to Covid-19 to be on the lookout for: 

❎ Be aware of people offering miracle cures or vaccines for coronavirus – there is no specific treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19). Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms until you recover

❎ Home cleaning services, stating they can sterilise your home, driveways etc

❎ People impersonating healthcare workers, claiming to be offering ‘home-testing’ for
 coronovirus – 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 take your money

❎ There are new mobile phone applications that claim to give you updates on the virus but instead they lock your phone and demand a ransom

❎ Your bank or the police will never ask for your bank details over the phone

❎ People offering to do your shopping or collecting medication and asking for money upfront and then disappearing

Please pass this information to as many people as possible 📣

Look out for your elderly friends, neighbours and family ✅ give them a wee call to update them on what to look out for 👍



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Leisa Hughes (NHWN, Administrator, South Lanarkshire)

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