Kibworth Harcourt Parish Council

Serving the people of Kibworth Harcourt

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Clerk: Sara Barrett
The office, c/o Kibworth
Grammar School Hall, School
Road, Kibworth Beauchamp
Leicestershire LE8 0EW

Coronavirus scams as of 18th May 2020

Fraudsters really are capitalising on the fear of the current #COVID19 pandemic. They will stop at nothing to part you and your money.

THERE ARE NO medicines licensed for the treatment or prevention of #COVID19 & no official self-testing kits approved for home use #FakeMeds

The @MHRAgovuk say there are no medicines licensed for the specific treatment or prevention of #COVID19 & no official self-testing kits approved for home use #FakeMeds

Criminals are exploiting the #COVID19 outbreak by selling FAKE medical products online.

For more advice visit ActionFraud's website here :
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-medicines-and-medical-devices-regulator-investigating-14-cases-of-fake-or-unlicensed-covid-19-medical-products

!PLEASE DON'T ASSUME EVERYONE KNOWS!

UPDATE as on 19th May: 1,500+ victims have lost a combined total of £2,500,000 to coronavirus-related scams.

Action Fraud have received 4,241 reports of coronavirus-related phishing emails.

Action Fraud also continue to receive a high volume of reports about fake emails being used to solicit donations to the NHS.

The NHS will never ask you to send money directly to a bank account, or make a payment using Bitcoin.

Additionally, there have been a number of reports regarding emails claiming to be from HMRC offering tax rebates as a result of #coronavirus

If you get a call or message claiming to be from HMRC that asks you to click on a link or to give info such as your name, card or bank details, it's a scam.

To get the latest advice on how to protect yourself from coronavirus-related scams, visit
https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/covid19

PLEASE DO SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND COLLEAGUES. DON'T ASSUME EVERYONE KNOWS – PLEASE HELP US BY PLEDGING TO #TELL2 OTHERS