Scam warning over COVID-19

With warnings that criminals may be using anxiety and uncertainty over COVID-19 to attempt to defraud people, Action Fraud has revealed that it has received 105 reports concerning criminality involving coronavirus, while City of London police recently reported a 400% increase in coronavirus-related fraud. James Jones, head of consumer affairs at Experian, notes that some crooks are pretending to be from HMRC, advising caution over emails and other correspondence claiming to be from the taxman.

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