Covid-19 Scams Continue To Rise - Be on Your Guard

Sadly, so far, a total of £2,360,727 has been reported lost by 1,072 victims of coronavirus-related scams according to Action Fraud reports.

To date, Action Fraud have received 4,241 reports of coronavirus-related phishing emails.

Be on your guard!
Criminals continue to exploit the coronavirus pandemic to defraud innocent members of the public. Currently, coronavirus-related frauds make up 3-5% of all fraud reports.

To keep this number as low as possible, we want people to be aware of the very simple steps they can take to protect themselves from handing over their money, or personal details, to criminals.

Please continue to visit this page actionfraud.police.uk/covid19 for information on the latest scams we are seeing and advice on how to protect yourself.

Don't forget that you can follow Leics Police Cyber Aware on Facebook and on Twitter @LeicsCyberAware for daily information.

If you receive scam texts you can forward these to 7726 (which spells SPAM on your phone keypad) and you can forward any suspicious emails to report@phishing.gov.uk

Posted: Sat, 25 Apr 2020 11:34 by Victoria Webster

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