Financial scams

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  • #3177
    matthewgrenier
    Keymaster

    Some criminals are using the #coronavirus pandemic to take advantage of vulnerable adults. For information about what advice you can give, visit takefive-stopfraud.org.uk

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    #3182
    matthewgrenier
    Keymaster

    One Westminster has warned people that:

    We are aware of emails claiming to be from HMRC offering tax rebates as a result of #coronavirus If you receive an email, text or call claiming to be from HMRC that asks you to click on a link or to give information such as your name, credit card or bank details, it’s a scam.

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    #3331
    matthewgrenier
    Keymaster

    Another warning:

    We have been informed that some parents have received an email stating the following: ‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported.’

    The DfE have confirmed that this is a scam email and it is not official. We urge parents that if you receive emails like this DO NOT RESPOND and delete it immediately.

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    #3368
    matthewgrenier
    Keymaster

    There’s a wealth of information about current frauds and scams, particularly those being sent by text and email, on the Action Fraud web site. The site is run by the City of London Police working alongside the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) who are responsible for assessment of the reports and to ensure that your fraud reports reach the right place. The City of London Police is the national policing lead for economic crime.

    You can also report phishing attempts that have been received by you, or your residents.

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    #3578
    matthewgrenier
    Keymaster

    Some more advice from CAB about scams.

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