Watch out: Coronavirus Doorstep Scams

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There has been an emerging trend of criminals taking advantage of the increasing concern around the spread of the Coronavirus in the UK.

Reports include people visiting homes posing as police officers and health officials in an effort to scam the occupants or gain entry with a view to burgling the home. Tactics used include the criminals offering fake Coronavirus testing and fake services to assist those who are unable to leave their homes including the delivery of shopping and other essentials. Vulnerable individuals including the elderly have been specifically targeted.

If you are aware of the above, or have been a victim of a coronavirus scam yourself, please phone 101 to report it. If it is an emergency please call 999.

Kind regards
Balsall Heath & Sparkbrook Neighbourhood Team
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Poppy Merrick (Police, PCSO, Birmingham East, Hall Green, Sparkbrook)

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