Beware of Contact Tracing Scammers

We have been notified that there is a new scam in operation.

Residents are being reminded that the genuine Test and Trace Service will never:

·         ask for bank account details

·         ask for any passwords or PIN numbers or ask you to set up any passwords or PIN numbers

·         ask for a payment

·         ask you to purchase a product

·         ask for social media identities or login details

·         ask you to download any software onto your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else

·         ask you to call a premium rate number to speak to the NHS (for example, those starting 09 or 087)

·         disclose any of your personal or medical information to your contacts

·         provide medical advice on the treatment of any potential coronavirus symptoms

·         ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS

If residents are asked these types of questions they should report the incident to Action Fraud by visiting:  https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime

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