We are in unprecedented times and KCC Public Protection Services are working tirelessly to protect and support vulnerable residents. Unfortunately, scammers and criminals are seizing every opportunity to use the COVID-19 pandemic to con people, steal their money and betray their trust at a time when people are at their most vulnerable. Action Fraud reported a 400% increase in reports of scams since COVID-19 took hold in the UK.
Public Protection has set up a dedicated scams page to keep people up to date with the latest scams and threats as they emerge. It includes guidance on how to protect themselves and where to report it.
The page can be found here.