The NHS will never ask you to send money directly to a bank account, or make a payment using Bitcoin. If you would like to donate to the NHS you can do so via their official channels or your local NHS Trust.
Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails and never respond to messages that ask for your personal or financial details.
A total of £1,820,731 has been reported lost by 641 victims of coronavirus-related scams.
We have received 2,643 reports of coronavirus-related phishing emails.
Criminals continue to exploit the coronavirus pandemic to defraud innocent members of the public. Currently, coronavirus-related frauds make up 3-5% of all fraud reports we receive.
To keep this number as low as possible, we want people to be aware of the very simple steps they can take to protect themselves from handing over their money, or personal details, to criminals.