Which? response to the police saying that scammers are impersonating the government to exploit coronavirus worries

Adam French, Which? Consumer Rights Expert, said:

“Impersonating legitimate organisations or government officials is a common tactic scammers use to reel in victims, and worryingly the coronavirus outbreak has seen more of these types of scams come out of the woodwork.

“Consumers should be on red alert and extra cautious before clicking on any unsolicited emails, texts or answering calls. Make sure your software and antivirus devices are up to date, and consider reading Which?’s advice on how to spot a fake URL, that might trick you into handing over your login details and passwords.”

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