Doorstep scammers exploiting Covid pandemic, says Which? – The Guardian

Fraudsters are using new rip-offs related to the Covid pandemic to target susceptible people on their doorstep, an investigation by the consumer group Which?, according to research study by Citizens Advice. About 85%of victims of doorstep scams are aged 65 and over, National Trading Standards has said.NHS services throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have stressed that their screening and vaccine services are always totally free of charge and that no one will ever turn up at someone’s home without warning.Meanwhile, an increase in home enhancement jobs throughout lockdown offered fraudsters with”brand-new chances to rework old scams”, stated Which?More than a 3rd( 37%)of the members surveyed who had gotten an unsolicited door knock stated that it was someone offering home improvement services.Adam French, a consumer rights professional at Which?

Fraudsters are utilizing new scams related to the Covid pandemic to target vulnerable individuals on their doorstep, an examination by the consumer group Which?, according to research study by Citizens Advice. About 85%of victims of doorstep frauds are aged 65 and over, National Trading Standards has said.NHS services throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have stressed that their testing and vaccine services are always complimentary of charge and that no one will ever turn up at somebody’s house without warning.Meanwhile, an increase in home enhancement projects during lockdown provided scammers with”new chances to rehash old scams”, stated Which?More than a third( 37%)of the members surveyed who had received an unsolicited door knock said that it was someone offering home improvement services.Adam French, a consumer rights expert at Which?

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