The response to the coronavirus pandemic by most people has been very positive, and by some positively heroic, but as ever there are a few despicable individuals who see it as a criminal opportunity. There have been reports of scams involving fake testing kits and trying to get your bank details by posing as a school support services or government agency.

The police have issued this comprehensive advice document detailing some of the scams they have encountered, and this PDF of quick tips to resist cybercrime. The general message is to be careful, whether online, on your doorstep or on the end of the phone.