Coronavirus Scam

Criminals are looking to take advantage of the Coronavirus outbreak. These scams come in different forms, from fraudulently selling face masks, to claiming to be from the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The advice to protect yourself from these frauds remains the same – whether an organisation or seller, ensure you have completed suitable research to confirm they are trustworthy.

If you or someone you know is vulnerable and has been a victim of fraud, please call Essex Police on 101.
Report fraud or attempted fraud by contacting Action Fraud:  0300 123 2040.

Please see the below from Action Fraud:

Scam warning from Action Fraud

Date of notice: 
Thursday, 12 March 2020