West Yorkshire Trading Standards Newsletter Scam Alert #10 05.06.2020

This weekly alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected.

West Yorkshire Trading Standards News Alert issue 10 05.06.2020

Outline of trending scams:

  1. Fraudulent NHS website where the links try to download and install malware called COVID19.exe
  2. Fake TV Licensing emails claiming direct debit has failed and requesting payment to avoid prosecution
  3. Scam callers claiming to be from the NHS, selling the test and trace kit. THE NHS DOES NOT CHARGE FOR THE TEST AND TRACE SERVICE.

Please note: At present there is NO vaccine for the COVID-19 virus.

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Always remember:

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it very likely is
  • If you feel pressured, ask them to leave.
  • Friends and family are best to ask.
  • Don’t make any snap decisions.
  • Do the checks and use a number you have found yourself, not the one the visitor provides.

Stay Alert, Stay Safe