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COVID-19: Scams and fraud

  • Beware of COVID-19 scams

    Unscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends.

  • Friends Against Scams

    Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams.

  • Take Five to Stop Fraud

    During these difficult times, it’s important that you remain vigilant and guard against criminals using the publicity around coronavirus as a chance to target you with fraudulent emails, phone calls, texts messages or social media posts.

  • The Little Booklet of Phone Scams

    Published by Metropolitan Police as part of the 'Take Five to stop fraud' national campaign to help everyone protect themselves from preventable financial fraud.

Publications

  • Avoiding Scams

    This guide aims to help you spot the warning signs that someone might be trying to scam you.

  • Internet Security

    This guide looks at some common internet and computer scams, what you can do to protect yourself online, and how you can protect your mobile phone and computer.

  • Staying Safe

    We cover in this guide ways to help you feel safer around your home,when you’re out and about and when you’re online.