UPDATE: 641 victims have lost a combined total of £1,820,731 to coronavirus-related scams.
Action Fraud also continue to receive a high volume of reports about fake emails being used to solicit donations to the NHS.
The NHS will never ask you to send money directly to a bank account, or make a payment using Bitcoin.
Additionally, there have been a number of reports regarding emails claiming to be from HMRC offering tax rebates as a result of #coronavirus
If you get a call or message claiming to be from HMRC that asks you to click on a link or to give info such as your name, card or bank details, it’s a scam.
To get the latest advice on how to protect yourself from coronavirus-related scams, visit
PLEASE DO SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND COLLEAGUES. DON’T ASSUME EVERYONE KNOWS – PLEASE HELP US BY PLEDGING TO #TELL2 OTHERS
Attached are some informative infographics regarding the above information
|AF coronavirus 1.8bn.jpg – 58.5 KB|
|AF HMRC Coronavirus refund scam.JPG – 36.6 KB|
|AF NHS donations scam.jpg – 64.2 KB|