Action Fraud have reported a 400% increase in Coronavirus related fraud in March and updated figures show there have been 105 reports to Action Fraud since 1 February 2020, with total losses reaching nearly £970,000. Further information regarding current scams relating to Coronavirus can be found at www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/coronavirus-related-fraud-reports-increase-by-400-in-march.
If you or someone you know could be vulnerable to scams, you can find out more at www.durham.gov.uk/scams or help protect your community from scams and support victims by becoming a Friend Against Scams at www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/elearning/durham.
“Friends Against Scams” is an educational project raising awareness of scams, the tactics and strategies of scammers and encouraging people to feel confident about how to report them. The target audience being those who come into contact with the more vulnerable members of society.
For more information contact Julie Egan on 03000 267827 or mobile 07557 632679 or email Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org.