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Richard 30th March 2020
Telephone and Email scams. These frauds are increasing and becoming even more sophisticated.
Action Fraud Have Received Reports of Covid19 Related Scams
Action Fraud have received reports of #COVID19 related scams. The majority relate to the online sale of protective items such as facemasks and other items in short supply due to the outbreak, that don't exist..
Measures to keep you safe are: A very brief summary:
- Never give out any information to anyone who has phoned into you or contacted by email or click on any contact in an email to you.
- Only give information out to someone where you have initiated the contact.
- If someone phones which you suspect to be a scam, put the phone down for at least 5 minutes. [This is part of a future ‘Take 5’ initiative to reduce phone scams nationally!] as you could still be speaking to the original person. Then either phone a relative or friend [ensure you have a dialling tone], or phone from another source e.g. mobile; or, If a company, look up their registered phone number [e.g. customer support] and ring that. It is unlikely a fraudulent or scam source will stay on line for longer than 5 minutes.
- If possible report any incidence like this to Action Fraud by email or use another phone such as a mobile. Gloucestershire police are happy to log these incidents and will give you an incident number.
- https://reporting.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.
Home security: Police visit to assess your home security.
Anyone who would like further advice or a PCSO visit to assess your property for security, please email Cotswold.NPT@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk