POLICE ISSUE WARNING AGAINST CORONAVIRUS FRAUDSTERS IN UK
Fake emails and scams about outbreak already tricked British public out of £800,000
Ten of the frauds involved desperate buyers of face masks, with one person paying £15,000 for masks that were never delivered.
The advice to consumers is not to click on links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to unsolicited messages and calls that ask for personal or financial details.
Individuals can report fraud or cybercrime to Action Fraud any time using its online reporting tool at ActionFraud