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Chevening Parish Council

Covid 19 scam

30th March 2020

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Hope everyone is staying safe and well.

I have just been made aware of the below scam (also image attached) that is currently circulating and telling you that you have been fined and need to click on a link. This is a SCAM and please, please do not click on the link. The fraudsters are spoofing the Government address. They are after your data and financial information etc.

scam

The Government has only sent one text message to the public regarding new rules about staying at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Any others claiming to be from UK Government are false."

"Criminals are able to use spoofing technology to send texts and emails impersonating organisations that you know and trust. We would remind anyone who receives an unexpected text or email asking for personal or financial details not to click on the links or attachments, and don't respond to any messages that ask for your personal or financial details."

If you receive any such fake GOV.UK/Coronavirus messages, please report these to Action Fraud -

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report-phishing.

Kind regards,

PSE 59753 Adam Sackett

Volunteer & Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer

East Kent Police 19 scam news article


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Chevening Parish Council exists to provide local services to Chipstead, Chevening, Bessels Green and other rural areas within the parish.

Clerk to Chevening Parish Council
Judith Hayton

16 Beaconfields, Sevenoaks
Kent, TN13 2NH

Telephone: 07981 759255
clerk@cheveningparishcouncil.gov.uk