Friends Against Scams aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams.
Be a good friend, help to protect your family, friends and neighbours from scams.
- Read it.
- Share it.
- Prevent it.
Be aware of people offering or selling:
- Virus testing kits – these are only offered by NHS.
- Vaccines or miracle cures – there is currently no vaccine or cure.
- Overpriced or fake goods to protect yourself from coronavirus such as anti-bacterial products.
- Shopping or medication collection services.
- Home cleaning services.
Protect yourself and others:
- Don’t be rushed into making a decision. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
- Only purchase goods from legitimate retailers and take a moment to think before parting with money or personal information.
- Don’t assume everyone is genuine. It’s okay to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
- If someone claims to represent a charity, ask them for ID.
- Be suspicious of requests for money up front.
- If someone attempts to pressurise you into accepting a service they are unlikely to be genuine.
- Check with family and friends before accepting offers of help if you