coronavirus scam awareness

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

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary


There has been an emerging trend of criminal taking advantage of the increasing concern around the spread 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 have been specifically targeted.

THE POLICE WILL NEVER CALL AROUND AND OFFER ANY OF THESE SERVICES .
PLEASE DO NOT FALL VICTIM TO THIS CRIME.
During this time please look out for our vulnerable members of the community. Reporting anything suspicious on 101.

 
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Diana Wiggins (Police, PCSO, Northwich)

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