Coronavirus Scams Doorstepping

Many legitimate businesses sell products door-to-door (e,g, windows, solar panels, cleaning products, home maintenance, tree surgeons etc.). Plus there are utility company agents wanting to read your meters, charity collectors etc. But in these days of Coronavirus there should not be anyone knocking at your door except for delivery people – assuming you have ordered goods online.

However, some scammers use the door-to-door approach, usually targeting elderly people.

The con artists knock on your door claiming to be from the NHS or local GP surgeries offering tests for Covid-19. Or maybe they offer protective equipment at exorbitant prices or they want to check your temperature and charge for the service or they offer a vaccine at a price.

There are no such initiatives being run, there is no vaccine yet and they definitely should not be calling at anyone’s door. These callers are simply thieves trying to get your confidential details or over charge you and/or steal from your home.

If someone knocks at your front door selling anything or offering a service at a price, tell them to go away and if they don’t then call the Police.

If you have any experiences with scammers, spammers or time-waster do let me know, by email.

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