Unfortunately, the number of fake websites and other scams related to the coronavirus outbreak are increasing daily. Below are five of the most common scams that were attempted in March this year in the UK –

  1. Text messages offering free passes to Netflix during the isolation period.
  2. E-mails supposedly coming from the World Health Organisation with a link or pdf offering coronavirus advice.
  3. Text messages claiming that you have been seen leaving for home without good reason and you must pay a fine.
  4. Text messages asking you to enter your postcode to apply to receive a relief payment from the Government.
  5. Fruadsters posing as healthcare workers going door to door selling bogus coronavirus testing kits.

The best advice is to always be suspicious of unexpected contact, whether it is by phone, text, e-mail, someone at your door or any other method. Never give personal details, such as passwords or bank details, unless you are absolutely certain that you know who you are speaking to and it is for a legitimate reason.