West Yorkshire Trading Standards Newsletter Scam Alert #13 26.06.2020

ts-long-logo-768x78This weekly alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected.

West Yorkshire Trading Standards News Alert issue 13 . 26.06.2020

Outline of trending scams:

  1. COSTCO loyalty reward scam message, leading to surveys asking personal details.
  2. HMRC job retention scheme scams.
  3. Requests for payment in Bitcoin from fraudulent emails.
  4. Reports for doorstep fraud in Leeds – shoddy garden work being overcharged, elderly and vulnerable targeted.

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 probably 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