West Yorkshire Trading Standards Newsletter Scam Alert #9 29.05.2020

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

Outline of trending scams:

  1. Rogue traders claiming they must check the purity of the air in a property.
  2. Doorstep caller (male) in Kirklees targeting isolated, vulnerable residents claiming he’s from the Red Cross or Social Services.
  3. Rogue traders offering gardening work for a price then changing the price after work is complete.
  4. Door to door traders in Brighouse selling unsafe mattresses.

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Please note: At present there is NO vaccine for the COVID-19 virus.

West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service newsletters and resources –

https://www.wyjs.org.uk/trading-standards/covid-19-resources/

Always remember:

  • If it sounds too good to be true, it very likely 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