These Covid times have unfortunately led to many people trying to take advantage. Here are six all-too-common scams to watch out for now.
Fictitious emails from government departments offering grants of up to £7,500 with links to grab your personal information, keeping thieves very happy !
Emails that look real, offering “Council Tax Reduction” containing links taking you to fake government websites in order to steal your personal information.
Phishing emails stating you have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19 leading to, yes , you guessed it, fake websites wanting to steal your personal information.
Adverts for face masks & hand sanitizers that deliver nothing AFTER taking your ££ online.
Emails requesting you to update your TV subscription service details of payment by clicking on a link that , yes, you guessed, steals your card payment information.
Investment Opportunities you see across digital platforms due to economic downturn caused by the pandemic, that sound too good to be true…… Buyer beware ! They normally are !
People who are infected with COVID-19 speak, cough or sneeze tiny droplets onto nearby surfaces. The virus spreads to others when they touch those surfaces.
According to the World Health Organisation the simplest and most effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to frequently wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. This is because it gets rid of the virus from your hands.
You’ll find much more Government guidance here.