West Yorkshire Trading Standards Newsletter Scam Alert #17 24.07.2020

As the Covid-19 lockdown eases this alert will be reduced to monthly issues. Thank you to everyone for sharing the information and for reporting. We will continue to share the picture, locally, regionally and nationally.

This alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected.

West Yorkshire Trading Standards News Alert issue 17  24.07.2020



Outline of trending scams:

  1. Investment Fraud Warning: Ponzi schemes on the rise
  2. Rogue trader offering ‘free’ cavity wall insulation and boiler upgrades
  3. Flyers offering ‘free’ CCTV claiming burglaries are on the rise

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Always remember:

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
  • If you feel pressured, ask them to leave.
  • Friends and family are best to ask.
  • Don’t make any snap decisions.
  • Do the checks and use a number you have found yourself, not the one the visitor provides.

Stay Alert, Stay Safe

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