Beaware of Fraud during Isolation
Published: 20 March 2020
Fraudsters may use the fact more people are staying at home, as an opportunity to operate doorstep scams. Our video with Age UK explains how to protect yourself: youtu.be/0IyOymAhEJs
Remember, someone posing as a good Samaritan and offering to help those in isolation with things like buying shopping, then keeping the money, is committing theft. This should be reported to local police by calling 101 or in the event of an emergency, call 999.
There is a lot more advice and resources available to help protect yourself from a range of other scams. Cambridgeshire Police are active members of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Against Scams Partnership (CAPASP). They provide a range of services, products and advice, so for more information please visit https://cambridgeshire.gov.uk/against-scams . If you do not have internet access and need this information in printed format, please call 01223 706 355.
Should you need to report a scam or computer crime and it is not an emergency visit www.actionfraud.police.uk. If you do not have internet access, or if you feel you require more support, you can also contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 and speak to an advisor.
For support and advice call 101 and ask to speak with your local Crime Reduction Officer.