Advice from Trading Standards
Unsurprisingly, Covid-19-related scams have emerged. Text messages offering you a cash lump sum to help you through the crisis can safely be deleted. Please don't click on the links included in the message. Texting would never be used as a method of getting financial help to those in need.
If you think you've been a victim of fraud, contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit their website.
For further information, or to report a similar scam, contact the Citizens Advice consumer service on 0808 233 1133.
Our Trading Standards team have issued some advice on how to spot and avoid scams and unscrupulous practices targeting both consumers and businesses.