Covid-19 scams high alert

Covid-19 scams high alert

Criminals have been using a variety of sophisticated methods to exploit the coronavirus pandemic to get people to part with their hard earned money.

As part of their Take Five to Stop Fraud campaign, UK Finance have revealed the top ten Covid-19 and lockdown scams the public should be on the lookout for.



Criminals are experts at impersonating trusted organisations and manipulating people into parting with their money or personal information. Consumers are reminded to stop and take a moment to think before parting with any money or information, in case it’s a scam.


Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe.


Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.


Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or at