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Forest Hill Ward - Advice concerning Scams and Covid-19
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06-04-2020 08:09 AM

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Forest Hill Ward - Advice concerning Scams and Covid-19

At this unprecedented time of self-isolation and Covid-19, unfortunately there are still those amongst us that look to take advantage of others. In order to ensure you are not taken advantage of bear in mind the following points;

Be aware of people or web sites offering or selling Virus testing kits- Thee are only valid if offered by the NHS - No One else has these.

Vaccines or Miracle cures- There is currently no vaccine or cure available for Covid-19

Overpriced or fake goods to protect yourself from Covid-19; Like most things in life, if it seems to be too good to be true, it often is!

Shopping or Medical collection Services; These should be done by friends or family on your behalf or via a reputable company such as Lloyds Chemist or Tesco etc.

Home Cleaning Services; Again, remember we are currently advised to Self-Isolate and these services should only be undertaken by friends and family if you re vulnerable/or infirm.

If you are in doubt about who or what services to use, Lewisham Trading Standards can help or advice you on 020 8314 2288.

If you think you have been scammed firstly contact your bank explaining what’s happened and to report a scam contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Otherwise if someone is at your door trying to sell you something; DO NOT open it until you’re satisfied the caller is genuine, you can always call police if you feel pressured, we’re here to support you. Forest Hill SNT can be contacted on 020 8721 2723 or via e-mail at

To report a crime please call police via 101 or in an emergency, please dial 999.

Yours sincerely, Michael Hill PC 3195SE

Forest Hill Safer Neighbourhoods Team.

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