Guide East Devon residents Coronavirus update - 17 April 2020

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10. Beware of online scams

Cyber criminals are preying on the fears and uncertainty surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) by sending scam messages that attempt to trick people into clicking a link or opening attached documents. This recent BBC news article provides some examples of the types of messages involved, which could target any of us.
The National Cyber Security Centre has recently updated their guidance on dealing with phishing messages, including advice on spotting them, and actions to take if you’ve already clicked. Any victim of fraud through an online scam can report it as a crime to Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime.