Residents may be at risk of online, door-to-door or telephone scams.

Trading Standards has received reports of COVID-19 scams from unscrupulous people and traders, who are taking advantage of the current unusual situation our society is facing.

There has been an increase in reports of criminals using the NHS COVID Pass to target the public by convincing them to hand over money, financial details and personal information. The NHS App is free. The NHS COVID Pass is free. The NHS will never ask for payment or any financial details. For more information, view Beware of COVID Pass fraud (PDF, 125 KB).

Other scams include:

You are urged to be extra vigilant and never respond to messages that ask for your personal or financial details.

For support and to safeguard against scams:

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