Blackpool Trading Standards have received a report of cold callers claiming to be checking houses for Coronavirus.

The scams originated online but now the fraudsters are going door-to-door on the Fylde Coast.

The criminals are looking for elderly and vulnerable people in the area to gain access to their property. They pretend to be ‘ ‘Coronavirus inspectors’.

If you are approached do not let people in.  You need to call trading standards at your local council but please call the police on 101 or 999 if the fraudsters are threatening.

The scam is one the latest using coronavirus to try to frighten people into handing over their details or money.

People with elderly relatives are advised to warn them of this latest scam.

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