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DPCC warns of Coronavirus scammers

The Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, Stuart Tweedale, has today (18 March) issued a warning over scammers who may attempt to profit from the coronavirus situation.

 

Whilst we are living through difficult times, we need to be aware there are those who will use the current situation to exploit others for their own benefit.

I  want to highlight the appalling situation that fraudulent emails, phone calls, text messages, posts via social media, even those who call at our doors and claim to be helping are using coronavirus as a cover story,

Fraudsters will then attempt to get recipients to disclose personal or financial information or click on links that may contain malware - which then will be used for their own fraudulent purposes.

If you receive any such telephone calls emails etc, then contact

 

For information, visit these websites

https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/

https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/

 

A key message to remember is Take Five – STOP – CHALLENGE - PROTECT

Stop: Take a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe

Challenge: could it be fake? Its ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.

Protect: Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud

18 Mar 20 5:59 PM

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