This weekly alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected.
Outline of trending scams:
- Rogue traders claiming they must check the purity of the air in a property.
- Doorstep caller (male) in Kirklees targeting isolated, vulnerable residents claiming he’s from the Red Cross or Social Services.
- Rogue traders offering gardening work for a price then changing the price after work is complete.
- Door to door traders in Brighouse selling unsafe mattresses.
Please note: At present there is NO vaccine for the COVID-19 virus.
West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service newsletters and resources –
- If it sounds too good to be true, it very likely is
- If you feel pressured, ask them to leave.
- Friends and family are best to ask.
- Don’t make any snap decisions.
- Do the checks and use a number you have found yourself, not the one the visitor provides.
Stay Alert, Stay Safe