You may have read in the press about unscrupulous criminals who use the current difficulties to attempt to defaud unsuspecting individuals.  This can be  through scam emails, or when shopping online, fake websites etc.

 

County Council Trading Standards department have suggested that the following links  may be useful:

 

·     www.facebook.com/cumbriats/

·       twitter.com/cumbriats

·       www.cumbria.gov.uk/tradingstandards/consumers/scams.asp

 

The Cumbria.gov website is particularly helpful as it contains an online scam checker, advice about telephone fraud and fraudulent doorstep callers.  There is an action fraud telephone line and other useful numbers and sources of information.

Coronavirus Scams