Here are just some of the scams we are aware of, but please note that criminals come in all shapes and sizes and can contact you at the door, by phone, post or online:
Be aware of people offering miracle cures or vaccines for coronavirus – there is currently no cure of vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19). Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms until you recover.
Home decontamination services.
People impersonating healthcare workers, claiming to be offering ‘home-testing’ for coronavirus.
Emails saying that you can get a refund on taxes, utilities or similar are usually bogus and they are just after your personal and financial details.
There are lots of fake products available to buy online that say they can protect you from coronavirus. Follow the government advice on protecting yourself and ensure any protective products (such as hand sanitizer) are purchased from genuine companies.
There are new mobile phone applications that claim to give you updates on the virus but instead, they lock your phone and demand a ransom.
Your bank or the police will never ask for your bank details over the phone.
People offering to do your shopping or collecting medication and asking for money upfront and then disappearing.
Impersonation of officials, including HMRC and government agencies.
Subscription and streaming service emails prompting account updates or requesting personal details.
Social media quizzes and games that ask for personal information (i.e. your mother’s maiden name).
Tips to avoid being scammed:
Take your time; don’t be rushed.
If someone claims to represent a charity, ask them for ID. Be suspicious of requests for money up front.
Don’t assume everyone is genuine. It’s okay to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you. Check with family and friends before accepting offers of help if you are unsure.
If you are online, be aware of fake news and use trusted sources such as www.gov.uk or www.NHS.uk websites. Make sure you type the addresses in and don’t click on links in emails or messages.
Only purchase goods from legitimate retailers and take a moment to think before parting with money or personal information.
Know who you’re dealing with - if you need help, talk to someone you trust or get in touch with one of the numbers as above
Protect your financial information, especially from people you don’t know. Never give your bank card or PIN to a stranger.
Be suspicious of requests for updating your account details. If someone pressures you, they are unlikely to be genuine.
Be aware of the amount of personal information you share on social media; not all quizzes are harmless.
Get an isolation note to give to your employer
If you live with someone who has symptoms of Coronavirus, you can get an isolation note to send to your employer as proof you need to stay off work.
You do not need to get a note from a GP.
If you have symptoms of Coronavirus and need to stay at home, use the 111 Coronavirus service to get an isolation note.
Self Isolation Advice
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SPIRIT OF SALFORD NETWORK Facebook
We know that there will be some people who will need help if they self-isolate, from getting groceries, to help with pets, and that's where the Spirit of Salford Network comes in. Salford is full of amazing people who want to support their community in this time of need, but it's important to make sure it is done without putting anyone at risk, and without spreading the virus. We are coordinating with Salford CVS and healthcare professionals to make sure we can safely support people who are self-isolating.
If you want to help or know someone who needs to help, this is the place to let us know. If you would like more information on how to get involved pleased contact Sharmina August and Lewis Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
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Salford's best and worst GP prctices, as voted for by the patiens, have been revealed and we came out on top!
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