COVID-19 Scam Alert

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There are many scam sellers right now making money out of Covid – 19 – such awful people. Below is some information received from local Trading Standards who are doing their best to shut these scam sellers down:

We have recently been made aware of a scam call doing the rounds and want to raise awareness.

Residents receive a call with an automated voice saying “All citizens must wear a face mask, press 1 to order”. The call apparently sounds very convincing, stating that the government has instructed them to wear a facemask and to use the buttons on their phone to make a purchase.

If anyone has received a call, they should report it to the Citizens Advice Consumer Service – telephone 08082231133.

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