Buckinghamshire Council Advice on Scamming during the Coronavirus Emergency

Doorstep scammers are taking advantage of the coronavirus emergency to con elderly and vulnerable people.
For more information please read Bucks Council Tips on Scams

Useful information to help protect against online scams

A message from Little Chalfont Parish Council asking you to please be aware of the numerous scams that are around at the moment. Please feel free to open the links below to view information and short videos made by the Government and major businesses and view the sometimes light hearted but very serious messages they convey. If in doubt about anything unusual that somebody you don`t know is trying to get you to do, hang up, close the front the door, log off from your PC and seek advice, please do not act in the heat of the moment because of total strangers.

What to do if you suspect a scam

- Report it to the Financial Conduct Authority on 0800 111 6768 or via their online reporting form at FCA Link
- Report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or online at Action Fraud Link

Advice from Thames Valley Police

Please see the link to a video made recently by Thames Valley police - which should act as a warning! Although an actor is used in the video, this is a real-life example of how scams work. In this case the criminals pretend (convincingly) to be the police, to gain trust. Be on your guard. Always talk to someone you trust for a second opinion before parting with any significant amount of money, whatever the reason. Thames Valley Police Video