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Thursday, 9 July 2020

Thursday, 9 Jul 2020

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Whitwick & District U3A - Covid19 scam advice

Neighbourhood Watch Leicestershire have advised about a couple of potentially nasty scams.

Leicestershire Trading Standards Service are advising during this period of uncertainty regarding Covid-19, it appears that there are some people who are taking advantage of the situation.

We have heard reports that people are offering to buy essentials on behalf of the elderly and vulnerable who are self isolating. Instead are taking the money and not bringing any goods to them; This is theft.

We don't want to discourage anyone from helping their neighbours or family members in this time of need, and we don't want to breed distrust in those genuine members of the community trying to assist others. We simply ask that you remain vigilant and take note of this basic advice, should someone call on your door:

Evidence of more scammers taking advantage of the current situation regarding Covid-19 and who are offering door to door tests. These are not legitimate and are worthless!

Whilst it seems this has not hit Leicestershire yet, we thought it best to keep you informed. Please look out for your neighbours and family members who may not have access to Social Media and therefore will not be receiving this information.

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/con-artists-visiting-homes-offer-3959395

Stay Safe and Stay Well - "If you see something.....Say Something and Report it!"

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