Unfortunately, we know that some people are using the virus in many ways to deceive organisations and members of public. It is important that you delete any e-mails or text messages that you don’t recognise about the virus, and that you do not share your personal or financial details with anyone you do not know well.
In order to protect yourself from fraud:
- Try to ask those close to you for help with your shopping if possible (family, friends, neighbours). If you must ask someone you do not know well, ask for as much information as possible (who they are, where they live, their vehicle registration number, etc.)
- Where possible, try to shop online or order and pay directly with a local shop, so that the goods only need to be delivered to you.
- Do not give your pension books or bank details to anyone you haven’t known a long time.
- Do not allow anyone to enter your house if you do not know them unless you have arranged an appointment beforehand. Remember to ensure that no one who enters your house is ill in any way.
Wash your hands of Coronavirus scams