Be Scam Aware through the Coronavirus

 

There is lots of information and advice to help you to keep safe from online and telephone scams. Check out information from:

 

 

National Trading Standards Scams Team

 

Be scam aware and make sure you don't become a victim. Click HERE or on the image to download information from the National Trading Standards Scams Team.

 

Please report incidents to the Citizens Advice Consumer Service which automatically informs the relevant trading standards teams. The number is 0808 223 1133 or matters can be reported online HERE.

 

 

Nottinghamshire Police 

 

Nottinghamshire Police have also produced guidance on how to protect yourselves and others from Fraud and Cyber Crime.

 

To download their leaflet click HERE or go to the Nottinghamshire Police website HERE were you can go through their Online Safety and Fraud checklists to help improve your online security and find more information and advice. 
 

Get Safe Online

 

Email has always been the fraudsters' favourite way to scam you. During the Coronavirus pandemic it's become even worse. Read expert tips from Get Safe Online on how to spot and deal with a phishing email.


To see more about online safety during this uncertain time click HERE to go to the Get Safe Online website or download their new online leaflet HERE.

 

 

 

Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards Team

Information on telephone scams from NCC's Trading Standards Team

 

Nottinghamshire County Council's Trading Standards Team reports that some residents have received calls from people claiming to be from the council. The caller is asking residents to provide their bank details so they can provide social care and/or volunteer related payments.


Please note that Nottinghamsire County Council would NOT ask for your bank details and these calls are not from the council. You should not provide your bank details over the phone.


If you receive one of these calls, please report it to the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133 or it can be reported online.
 

Nottinghamshire County Council are continuing to make ‘safe and well check’ phone-calls to selected residents during this period. From Monday these will show as from 0300 500 8080, and these are purely to see if any additional support is required through this period.


Sharon May (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Notts)

 

 

 

 

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