Coronavirus: Watch out for business scams
We advise the industry to watch out for specific business related coronavirus scams after advice issued by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau who says it has recorded 200 cases of fraudulent emails being sent, which include scammers who:
- pretend to be from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention or World Health Organization, asking recipients to click a link to report active infections in their area
- offer links to a fake daily newsletter for Covid-19 updates
- offer fake insurance schemes and trading advice
- pretend to be from the Government, offering tax refunds
Be on your guard and if you come across something you think is suspicious, report to us and Action Fraud so we can take action.