Yoxall Parish Council

Yoxall Parish Council

 

Staffordshire Police Alerts.

Jan 7, 2021

Scam warnings.

Vaccine scam warning.

Please watch out for a text message claiming to be from the NHS, which says you are eligible to apply for a vaccine and includes a link asking you to click through to apply.

The link takes you to a fake NHS website and asks you for payment and other personal details.

Please be vigilant, and remember that the NHS will never ask for payment for the vaccine.

If you receive this message please do not respond or click the link. You can report any suspect texts or emails to Action Fraud through their website or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Home moving scam.

With lockdown most of us will be staying at home but a few people may need to complete a house move due to a change in personal circumstances or commitments made prior to lockdown.

Moving house can be a particularly stressful time and criminals have been tricking victims into revealing personal and financial information whilst they are busy and under pressure.

Be vigilant of any emails or texts requesting your deposit or house fees to be paid to amended or new bank details as this could be a scam. It may seem like they’ve been sent from your solicitor or estate agent but criminals are experts at spoofing emails.

If you receive a text or email asking you to amend the payment details always take the time to contact your solicitor or estate agent in person or using a trusted number to double check you have the right account details before making any payments.

If you think you’ve been scammed visit the Action Fraud website or call 0300 123 2040 to report the issue.

For more information and guidance about moving home during lockdown visit the Government website

Are you in danger? Make yourself heard.

Would you know what to do if you were in danger but it's dangerous to talk?
Dial 999 and then press 55 and hold the line - we'll know the call is genuine and we'll get help out to you quickly.
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