Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Scammers Shopping for the Elderly

A number of genuine community groups across the County are offering to help the elderly and vulnerable with tasks such as shopping. Although Trading Standards is unaware of problems in the county, there is the potential for scammers to take advantage of the situation, taking payment up front, and not returning.  Be particularly wary of those going door to door, offering these services with no paperwork and contact details. Anyone claiming to be from a charity should have ID. Genuine schemes should be properly organised, with clear paperwork and should give you the option of responding or not.

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