KwikChex is seeing a surge in scams using the coronavirus crisis.
Fraudsters will always use any possible situation to their advantage and the current pandemic is an unprecedented example. In response, KwikChex is gearing up its efforts to help protect consumers and adding additional resources. This includes an online dedicated coronavirus reporting tool (below). We will do our utmost to ensure that appropriate actions are taken against such criminal activities and to answer questions from consumers that have concerns about approaches that have been made to them or online content that they have seen.
We are particularly focusing on the increased dangers to the elderly as they are already worried and many will be more isolated than normal – and this is exactly the situation that fraudsters will try and exploit. Please reach out to elderly relatives, neighbours and friends or those you may be involved in caring for and ask them to be particularly cautious about calls, emails and texts they may receive. Please help them report any instances and check before even conversing with people making approaches.
KwikChex has recently also published advice on coronavirus dangers and scams which you can read here