The coronavirus pandemic has often brought out the very best in people and society – but upsettingly, it’s also brought criminals and lowlifes out of the shadows to prey on our pockets. Action Fraud has reported that £4.6 million has already been lost to coronavirus-related scams since lockdown started.
As the UK health crisis looks set to continue for some time, there are horrid criminals looking to exploit financial and health concerns by asking for money for fake services upfront, collecting personal information or bank details, or offering temptingly high returns on made-up investments or pension transfers.
Martin Lewis has advice on scams to look out for and how to protect yourself. Click here for more information.