Please be aware that whilst the majority of people are genuine, there are those who seek to exploit individuals during the coronavirus outbreak. A reminder to always ask for ID from anyone claiming to be from the emergency services or the voluntary sector and not to open the door to anyone you are not expecting. Be wary of phone scams such as coronavirus tax refunds, fake cures, World Health Organisation impersonation emails and bit coin payments.
If you feel in immediate danger call 999 or if you know someone is vulnerable and has been a victim of fraud, get in touch with your local constabulary. View the police website for further advice. To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org. Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.
Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.