Receiving help from volunteers
If you, your friends or your family are receiving help from volunteers, please take the following precautions:
- Don’t give money to anyone at the door or over the phone. If you must pay for shopping, then do so when you have received your goods.
- Don’t give any personal details or banking details to anyone over the phone.
- Don’t let strangers into your home. If people need to drop something off, ask them to leave it on your doorstep - also to minimise possible contagion.
Sadly, whenever we are faced with difficult times, opportunists and scammers are around ready to take advantage and look for suitable prey.