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Coronavirus scams lead to Island warning

Wed, 01 Apr 2020


Residents on the Island are being warned to be vigilant after a rise in coronavirus-related scams.

According to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) scammers in the UK are using a variety of tactics including emails, social media, phone calls and text messages as they seek to benefit from the public’s fears and uncertainty over COVID-19.

The Isle of Man Constabulary said they have received several reports of scammers targeting Island residents on the phone and attempting to persuade them their money is not safe.


 

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