Coronavirus Scam Awareness

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Cornonavirus has left a lot of people feeling vulnerable and looking for support. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous people are seeking to take advantage of this through various Scams. Below are the latest news items highlighting these scams – please have a look from time to time and be careful!

Report scams to Action Fraud: 0300 123 2040

Anti-Scam Tips

  • YOUR DOORSTEP YOUR DECISION
    If you feel pressured, ask the person to leave.
  • NO SNAP DECISIONS
    Take time to talk to someone you trust before you make any decisions.
  • DO THE CHECKS
    You can check ID badges and contact associations to check membership registrations yourself. Call the telephone number of the
    organisation, obtain this number yourself, not from the person at the door.
  • FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE BEST
    Support from trusted friends, family or neighbours is ideal. Be vigilant for strangers offering services at the door that may want to take advantage.

Coronavirus Scams - Watch Out!

  • Scams – Latest Alerts in Our Area
    West Yorkshire Trading Standards weekly update on COVID-19 related scams. What is happening at the moment in West Yorkshire? An increase in fraud involving the sale of pets online. Whilst in lockdown, many people have been …
  • Survey: How To Make You Feel Safer About Scams
    Calderdale Safeguarding Children Partnership and Safeguarding Adults Board would like to know how they can help children and young people and vulnerable adults feel safer during Covid-19. They are looking to receive feedback on a …
  • Scams – This Week’s Trends
    What Scams are trending at the moment in West Yorkshire? Email circulating to businesses purporting to be from the Chief Finance Officer from Local Councils advising them of eligibility for a £25,000 grant. This is not genuine …
  • Scams – Spotting Suspicious Emails & What to Do
    We have all had a dodgy looking email that we have either placed in the trash or reported back to individual sites. Well did you know there is a bespoke reporting service for all suspicious emails that we are encouraging you to …
  • Scam Updates
    Visit our Scam Hub for all the latest news on Scams during the Coronavirus period What Scams are trending at the moment in West Yorkshire? The weekly round-up from Yorkshire Trading Standards. Automated Scam messages from …
  • Government Advice on Avoiding Scams
    Measures announced over recent weeks to deal with coronavirus (COVID-19) have seen our day-to-day life drastically changed – we are spending more time at home and online. Unfortunately, criminals will use every opportunity …
  • 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 …
  • Fraud – Prevention & Support
    This article is taken from the West Yorkshire Police website, where there’s lots more advice and links to help prevent fraud and to support victims of fraud. Advice for Victims If you have been a victim of fraud, there is a …
  • West Yorkshire Trading Standards Newsletter Scam Alert
    Below is a link to a pdf of the West Yorkshire Trading Standards Newsletter Scam Alert. This weekly alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected. Unfortunately …
  • What Scams are trending at the moment in West Yorkshire?
    We’ve seen more and more warnings about scams being carried out off the back of the Coronavirus situation. West Yorkshire Trading Standards has reported an increase in the number of COVID-19 related scams. What Scams are …