09 April 2020
The UK's national reporting centre for
fraud and cybercrime, Action Fraud has received thousands of reports about
Coronavirus (Covid-19) themed scams including cold calls and phishing emails.
Criminals are preying on people isolated from their family and friends to
trick them into revealing sensitive personal and financial information. One
of the recent scam emails pretends to come from HM Government asking for
donations to help the NHS treat people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Action Fraud has warned the public to be on their guard and that any money
sent will end up in the hands of criminals, not the NHS.
Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or
personal information. Always be suspicious and on your guard to keep
yourself safe and protect yourself from scammers.
Ask yourself - could this be fake? It's ok to reject,
refuse or ignore any requests your receive. Only criminals will try to
rush or panic you, and something which sounds to good to be true, probably
If you think you have been the
victim of a scam on the policy you hold with us contact Phoenix Wealth
using the contact details on our contact page. It's important to notify your bank
and report scams to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting Report to Action Fraud.
For more information on Covid-19 scams and
fraud visit these websites: