Latest Coronavirus Scam Updates

This is the latest update from Trading Standards West Yorkshire

Morrisons voucher Scam trending on Social media Platforms. Free voucher adverts are posted on Facebook with a link to a fake Morrisons website. Users are invited to follow a link and enter personal account details.

Local Pest control companies leafletting communities offering to disinfect people’s driveways and making false claims that they will ‘kill off covid-19’.

Reports of scam letters and calls being made to vulnerable elderly residents asking them to urgently pay large sums of money in order to avoid court action for their council tax bills.

Individuals claiming to work for local government & voluntary organisations. Reports of phishing emails sent out purporting to be from Bradford coucils ‘covid response team’.

Don’t click on links or attachments in suspicious emails and never respond to messages that ask for personal or financial details.

Look for websites with https: in the web address, the letter S usually indictates if the website is secure.

Ensure you have an up to date anti-virus software installed on your device, this will help protect you from malicious software.

Bogus callers attending an address in West Yorkshire offering an injection for sale, which purports to be a vaccine for
COVID19. There is NO vaccine yet for COVID19, nor are testing kits available to buy on the general market. If you have anyone approaching you, either at home, on the phone or anywhere else, trying to sell you a vaccine, a cure, or a testing kit, please know this is a SCAM!

Reporting Scams

New mailbox to deal with reports of Covid-19 Scams in West Yorkshire: Covid19.Scams@wyjs.org.uk

Report complaints to Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline: 0808 223 1133

Report scams to Action Fraud: 0300 123 2040