Stay sceptical – and a step ahead – of scammers
Any time there is trouble in the world, like a natural disaster or global pandemic, you can expect fraud artists to emerge like worms after a rainstorm. Scammers read headlines, too. Posing as an NHS employee, charity fundraisers, bank representatives and government agents, scammers will use any angle to get people to hand over hard-earned assets. Coronavirus-related scams had cost Britons more than £11 million by 8 July, according to the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre.