Kate Bevan, Which? Computing editor, said:
“Scams are among the most prevalent types of crime in the UK so it is seriously worrying that coronavirus is creating a perfect environment for fraudsters and scammers to thrive using a range of loathsome tactics.
“Help protect yourself by being extra cautious before clicking on any unsolicited emails and texts or answering calls. Make sure your computers, mobile phones and tablets are supported by the latest security updates, and consider installing antivirus software to minimise threats.”
Notes to editors
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Statement: Online Scams