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Beware of the many COVID-19 scams including a fake government web page

Beware of the many COVID-19 scams including a fake government web page.

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Trafford Trading Standards are telling the public to be alert for the many COVID-19 scams and more so the fake government web page.

The scammers have developed a page that looks identical to an official UK government web page and it’s called “COVID-19 Relieve”

The web page makes it look like the government are giving you money, the scam happens when someone is tricked into giving your name and bank card details which will include your three digit security number.

Never give financial or personal details to a request that comes out of the blue, do not respond in any way whatsoever or never be rushed  or pressured into making a decision.

Report any scam to actionfraud at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk or call them on 0300 123 2040

 

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