Councillor Simon Blackburn, Chair of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, said: “Scammers don’t care about people’s safety and this latest scam is another worrying and sickening attempt to trick people out of their money by preying on the public’s fears.
“Councils across the country are playing a key role in supporting the NHS test and trace service and on plans to manage local outbreaks.
“This ruthless scam undermines this vital work to save lives by exploiting people who want to do the right thing and stop the spread of the virus.
“People may be contacted by the test and trace service by text, email or phone, but the official tracers will never ask you to make any payment or for your bank details.
Published at Fri, 19 Jun 2020 23:01:00 +0000