West Wickham and Streetly End

Neighbourhood Watch

COVID-19 Scams

A number of COVID19 related phishing emails have been reported to Action Fraud. These emails attempt to trick you into opening malicious attachments which could lead to fraudsters stealing your personal information, logins, passwords, or banking details. As people spend more time online, there is also a huge rise in…

Coronavirus Scam

Coronavirus scam costs victims over £800,000 in one month. From protective clothing and malicious attachments through to revealing sensitive personal and financial information, unscrupulous scammers are attempting to cash in on this tragedy. [Read More]

Don’t be conned:

  • Don’t click on links or attachments in suspicious emails
  • Do not respond to unsolicited messages asking for personal/financial information
  • Install latest software and updates on devices
  • If you are looking at making purchases on sites you don’t know or trust then make sure you do research of the company first before making the purchase, ask family and friends for advice
  • If you do decide to make payment use a credit card as the majority of credit card providers insure purchases made online
  • Keep in contact with your loved ones, especially if elderly or more vulnerable and make sure they are safe and comfortable