by mikebell on 19 March, 2020
Residents in North Somerset are being warned to be on their guard against coronavirus scams.
Cllr Mike Bell, deputy leader of North Somerset Council, said: “A known risk of being scammed are health concerns. People can sometimes respond impulsively to possible health protections and cures in a genuine attempt to control a difficult and unpredictable situation. It is human nature and totally understandable.
“But conmen know this and they are always quick to change their behaviour to gain an advantage.”
Within days of the coronavirus outbreak there were fake sanitisers and Covid19 swabbing kits, with some being sold door-to-door.
The rogue trader is looking for a new scheme to make money. So, they may offer to spray your driveway and front door with anti-bacterial spray unnecessarily.
Trading Standards advice is:
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