Barwell Parish Council

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ANOTHER COVID SCAM TO BE AWARE OF

ANOTHER COVID SCAM TO BE AWARE OF

Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards have been made aware of yet another Covid related scam via text. The below suggests that the text has come from Leicestershire County Council when it has not. The following post has been put out onto our Facebook page and can be found at:

https://www.facebook.com/leicstradingstandards/?view_public_for=469995703756810

Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards Service

!! Scam alert – Covid-19 vaccine scam text !!

This service has received a report that a fake text message is being sent

Purporting to be from Leicestershire Council regarding breaches of Covid restrictions.

They have NOT sent this message

Be wary of unsolicited text messages or emails.

If you need advice or wish to report any scam please call Citizens Advice

Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.

Details of this scam will be provided to Action Fraud https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ and consumers are able to report any scam text directly to their network provider, free of charge by forwarding the text to '7726'.

Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 10:57 by Deputy Clerk

Tags: COVID-19, Community