COVID 19 Powys Scams & Crimes

Criminals are exploiting the current Coronavirus outbreak and playing upon people’s fears of the pandemic.

Police, Government, banks and other legitimate agencies are highly unlikely to call you or send unsolicited emails in relation to COVID-19. We urge members of the public to take steps to safeguard themselves. Remember, police and banks will NEVER ask you to transfer money or move it into a safe account. 

We remind you not to give out personal information (including bank details) unless you know who you are talking to, and think before clicking on the link within an email or before visiting websites. 

We urge you to be vigilant and pass this message on to friends and family, particularly those most vulnerable. 

STOP- Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe

CHALLENGE - Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you

PROTECT - Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud

Further information can be found at : https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/covid19

You can find more updates from the Dyfed Powys Police Economic Crime Team on Twitter (@DPPFraud) or by signing up to Dyfed-Powys Community Messaging at www.dpcm.co.uk

Rebecca Jones, Fraud Safeguarding Officer, Dyfed Powys Police 

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 6DF

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
Newtown
Powys
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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