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Coronavirus Scam Warning

Alert message sent 10/03/2020 11:08:00

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police


CORONAVIRUS SCAM WARNING :
So far, victims of Coronavirus related scams have lost over £800k to fake online sales and websites wanting your personal details!

** Protect yourself **
Watch out for scam messages:
Don’t click on the links or attachments in emails, and never respond to unsolicited messages or calls that ask for your personal or financial details.

Shopping online:
If you’re making a purchase from a company or person you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first, and ask a friend or family member for advice before completing the purchase. If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one, as most major credit card providers insure online purchases.

More information here :
https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/coronavirus-scam-costs-victims-over-800k-in-one-month

Only use legitimate websites for information, such as NHS, World Health Organisation & Foreign Office

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

#DontBeDuped
 
Message sent by
Sam Hancock (Police, Cyber Protect Officer, Leicestershire)
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