Since the pandemic began, £34.5 million in scams have been sadly lost. If you’ve been scammed, please know that it’s nothing to be ashamed about, and you should seek advice from your bank to see what can be done.
- Which? has the latest information about scams.
- National Cyber Security Crime has guidance to help you learn how to recognise a scam and report it.
Several scammers have been calling or sending scam emails and texts to victims exploiting the hardships of the pandemic.
These require you to click a link directing you to a convincing website, where you are asked to share your personal or financial details, which you should not.
Visit Ofcom: Coronavirus scam calls and texts to learn more about these scams.
Stay well informed of the facts regarding Coronavirus
There might be instances where you receive messages and updates regarding Coronavirus from friends or family members, through various social media platforms.
Where can I get support?
If you have been or if you think you might have been targeted by one of the scams we’ve described, or something similar, please don’t hesitate to contact our Money Advisers for help and guidance.