West Yorkshire Trading Standards Newsletter Scam Alert #16 17.07.2020

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 16  17.07.2020

Outline of trending scams:

  1. Phishing and smishing scams on the rise
  2. Bitcoin scam targeting Twitter users

Click the images below to enlarge:



West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service newsletters and resources –


Always remember:

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably 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