Scams: Do watch out for criminals trying to take advantage of the lockdown.
- Never give a stranger your bank details, bank card or PIN number
- Tax office, Pension Office or Council will not contact you to give you a refund or payment and will not ask for your bank details
- If it seems too good to be true, it is probably a scam
There are full details on the PCC website, but one of the most relevant is that people in self-isolation have been approached by criminals offering to help with shopping who take the resident’s money and never return. Please be careful – if someone offers to help then they will be happy for you to pay them for goods when they bring them to you.