Coronavirus scam awareness

Alert message sent 20/03/2020 17:10:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary


Good Afternoon


There has been an emerging trend of criminals taking advantage of the increasing concern around the spread of the coronavirus in the uk.

Reports include people visiting homes posing as police officers and health officials in an effort to scam the occupants or gain entry with a view to burgling the home. Tactics used include the criminals offering fake coronavirus testing and fake services to assist those who are unable to leave their homes including the delivery of shopping and other essentials.

VULNERABLE individuals including the ELDERLY are being specifically TARGETED !

THE POLICE WILL NEVER CALL AROUND AND OFFER THESE SERVICES , PLEASE DO NOT FALL VICTIM TO THIS CRIME .

During this time please look out for our vulnerable members of our communities and report any suspicious activities via 101/999.

Kind regards
PCSO Nichola


 
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Nichola Devey (Police, PCSO, Northwich)

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