There’s a huge community effort out there right now to help those in need as we all pull together to tackle #COVID19 This includes a huge number of fantastic volunteers who are working hard helping people with daily tasks, such as delivering shopping and collecting prescriptions.
Sadly, there are also criminals out there who may look to take advantage of the situation and the most vulnerable in our communities.
It’s important to still be on your guard to avoid falling victim to these types of scams, so follow our top tips:
- Beware of people cold calling or turning up on your doorstep unannounced offering to shop for you, or carry out tasks where they’re asking for money up front. Don’t be afraid to say no.
- If possible, ask neighbours, friends or relatives to help out with these tasks, then can then leave items on your doorstep to maintain the social distancing that will help us beat this virus.
- If that’s not possible, contact an established group of volunteers in your community either through the council or one of the coordinated groups that have been set up. We’ve put together a list of how you can find these below.
- If you have doubts over someone who’s approached you, or have seen something suspicious, tell someone. You can report suspicious incidents to us by visiting bit.ly/DPPReportOnline, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 101. In an emergency – call 999.
You can find more info about established groups in your area who can help you by heading to:
Carmarthenshire – https://bit.ly/CarmsVolunteers
Ceredigion – https://bit.ly/CeredigionVolunteers
Pembrokeshire – https://bit.ly/PembsVolunteers
Powys – https://bit.ly/PowysVol
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