Pandemic Fraud

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If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is...

UK fraud prevention groups are warning individuals to be extra vigilant following a huge increase in the number of scams seeking to exploit the pandemic; as these scams increase in sophistication, we are all vulnerable.

Your best tactic is to equip yourself to stay ScamSmart; you can do this through checking the FCA website. Action Fraud* revealed there was a massive 400% increase in reporting of scams in March this year. As scams continue to increase in sophistication it is harder than ever to distinguish them from the real thing.


  • Reject offers that come out of the blue
  • Do not click on links from senders you do not know and be wary of even those you do recognise
  • Be wary of deals that sound too good to be true
  • Never give out personal details
  • Take the time to make the appropriate checks and seek financial guidance.

Here to Help

We are always here to act as a sounding board so if you are unsure about any financial opportunities you have been contacted about, please feel free to run them past us first. 

*Action Fraud, 2020

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