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Coronavirus: Scammers and Fraudsters Advice

Alert message sent 06/06/2020 09:49:00

Information sent on behalf of West Yorkshire Police

The Coronavirus has seen a rise in exploitation of vunerable people and many of us are understandably feeling anxious at this time.
Here are a few tips to prevent you becoming a victim of crime:

* Be wary of any emails saying they are from official sources asking for money

*Be careful what personal details you provide and to whom

*Don't respond to offers of medication or health screening especially for a cure for Coronavirus

*If someone offers to shop for you, set boundaries and stick to them

*Ask for ID

*Ask to see reciepts before paying for shopping if someone is helping you with this task

* Be wary about following suggestions that may puty you at risk such as local facebook sites

*If something seems too good to be true, it probably is

*Look for a name/organisation you can trust

*Look at reviews before purchasing items from the internet

*Check the price is about right

*Seek advice from others - family members or trusted friends

*use a credit card for any purchases as they provide protection under Section 75 of the consumer credit act

Action Fraud an be contacted on 0300 123 2040 if you need to report anythng suspicious
Message sent by
Michelle Owens (Police, PCSO, Morley, Leeds )

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