Residents across the South are being warned to be vigilant following an increase in coronavirus-related scams.
It comes as members of the public are self-isolating, often leaving older and vulnerable people alone at home.
According to National Trading Standards, some of the scams involve people selling fake anti-virus kits and "dubious health products" that claim to prevent coronavirus.
The agency is asking neighbours to look out for one another to help stop the fraud from taking place.
Coronavirus scams have cost victims more than £800,000 in one month, according to Action Fraud.
In one case, a victim lost more than £15,000 when they purchased face masks that were never delivered.
What type of scams should you look out for?
- Doorstep crime: People claiming to offer Covid-19 testing kits. Offers to do shopping for those self-isolating. Offers to clean driveways and doors in order to "kill off" coronavirus.
- Online scams: Emails claiming to be from the Government offering tax rebates. Fake online resources like false Coronavirus Maps.
- Refund scams: Fake companies offering refunds on holidays cancelled due to coronavirus.
- Donation scams: Fake charities claiming they are collecting money to help fund virus vaccination research.
Councils across the South are also warning residents about the threat of coronavirus scams.
Brighton and Hove City Council say they have "received reports of unscrupulous traders and scammers" and are doing "all possible" despite their services being impacted by coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Hampshire County Council is asking residents to share information about how to protect against scams, with friends and family.
Who should you contact?
- Online Action Fraud: www.actionfraud.police.uk/
- Call Action Fraud: 0300 123 2040
- Visit: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/check-if-something-might-be-a-scam/
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