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With the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, criminals are playing on people’s confusion to try new scams. Many claim to offer services and products relating to Covid-19, to trick innocent customers into parting with personal information and their money. So here are some tips to help you avoid becoming a victim.
Scams to look out for:-
Purchase scams offer protective equipment, sanitising products and other desirable goods for sale, that you will never receive. Be careful paying for anything via bank transfer and only buy goods from reputable companies that you know and trust.
Smishing is sending text messages that appear to come from a trustworthy source like the UK government or even your own doctor which try to steal personal or financial information. If you doubt the text’s authenticity, don’t click links. Visit www.gov.uk to check any information given. Verify an organisation’s phone number from their website or from old printed correspondence.
Phishing is sending emails which try to make you divulge sensitive personal or financial information. They may appear to be Covid-19 tax refunds, reimbursements from travel bookings, safety advice via email and even donation requests. Fraudsters will try to make you click on links that aren’t safe. So think before you click. If in doubt, then don’t click. And don’t open any attachments from senders that you don’t know. If you’re still worried, talk to family, friends or someone else you trust.
Vishing is unsolicited phone calls. Always be suspicious of ‘cold-callers’. Don’t be afraid to challenge them or hang up if you can’t verify the caller. Banks, police etc. will never ask for security information, so never give out personal details. If you’re concerned, call the organisation back on the number listed on their website, ideally on a different phone as criminals can sometimes keep the line open. Or if it’s your bank, use the number on the back of your card.
Sat & Sun 9.00-16.00
Please do not telephone orders directly to the shop. Kindly allow the CSG Coordinators to collate orders for essential supplies to allow us to cope with the huge infux of orders. Thank you.
Holywell Stores will be serving customers from the front door. Please provide a shopping list, the staff will collect shopping for you and you will pay at the door. Thank you for your cooperation. Please respect the 2 meter SOCIAL DISTANCING rules in the queue outside the shop. Thank you.
Due to the reduction of bus services across the county, Devon County Council are trialling an on-demand subsidised taxi service for Devon residents for key workers accessing employment only.
This service is intended to replace those journeys which were previously made by bus – a subsidised flat fare will be charged.
Requests can only be made by email and should be sent to email@example.com
Please include the following information in your email:
NAME, ADDRESS, KEY WORKER STATUS, EMPLOYER / PAYROLL REF
JOURNEY REQUIREMENTS (pick up/drop off)
We will aim to respond to all requests as soon as possible during normal office hours – journeys should be booked 48 hours in advance of travel.
Principal Transport Co-ordinating Officer,
Transport Co-ordination Service,
Devon County Council,
County Hall, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4QD.
Tel. 01392 383000 (when prompted, ask for John Richardson-Dawes)
For important advice and information about suspension of some services by SHDC, please see the following link:- https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKSWDEVON/bulletins/28241eb