The number of scams seems to get worse and the pandemic has helped criminals who are happy to work from home. To see the latest Police report on scams suffered by local people click here
. A reader has warned about automatically generated phone calls that are supposedly from Amazon. This link
informs you how to work out if it really is from Amazon.
Another reader has told about a caller from the USA who knows that someone at the address was employed by British Airways. They are saying that there is high demand for BA shares and that they could be worth about £5 a share. They are presumably trying to engage in a discussion about bank details but BA shares no longer exist as they are part of IAG. In addition, the share price is currently 180 -190p, so the potential price is totally unrealistic.
To ensure that you are as prepared as possible for all the different kinds of scam click here
to see the Metropolitan Police's Little Guide to preventing fraud and cyber crime. It is worth a look.