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Suspicious Behaviour and Test and Track Scams

3 June 2020

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05/06/20: AgeUK has reported that callers contact residents saying they are from NHS Track & Trace, telling the resident that they have been in contact with someone suffering from Covid 19 and need to have a test sent out to them. This is swiftly followed with a request for the resident's bank details; the caller states that the test and results cost £500.

Please do not fall for this scam. If you need a test sent out to you because you are unable to attend a test site, this is done for free, both delivery and collection, followed up by the result.

Important! The NHS Test and Trace service will NOT: 

*ask for bank details or payments
*ask for details of any other accounts, such as social media
*ask you to set up a password or PIN number over the phone
*ask you to call a premium rate number, such as those starting 09 or 087

Email scam

This is a group email sent to you and your contacts. It will say something along the lines of: 'Where are you presently? I need your help for something very urgent so please get back to me via email as soon as you get this message.' DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL It is a scam, a request for money for someone getting through the coronavirus.

 

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It has been reported that there has been suspicious activity at the Neathouse early on Wednesday morning. Men were seen looking into the building with torches. They do not appear to have entered. They had a large van. If you have seen anything suspicious recently, please report it to the Police.