The information below has been sent to us by the Met Police Cyber Crime Unit.

There was a 400% increase in coronavirus related scams in March, with victim losses totalling almost £970,000. Please be aware that we are seeing unverified reports of fraudsters going door to door claiming to be NHS staff conducting coronavirus tests or welfare visits. NHS staff are not going door to door.

Call the police if someone knocks on your door claiming to be conducting coronavirus tests. Do NOT let them in to your house.

For further information see the ActionFraud website.