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COVID19: Fighting 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.

  • Nuisance Calls -phone services that can help

    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 phone calls. Phone companies offer a number of services that can help protect against nuisance calls.

  • 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.


  • 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.