Wash your hands of coronavirus scams!

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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
    are unsure.