Fraudsters are trying a whole host of different ways to try and scam people out of money.

Lockdown saw a flurry of scams surface, including banking scams, vaccine scams, Royal Mail and banking scams.

Cumbria Trading Standards endeavour to do their best to make residents aware of the most recent, and dangerous, scams that are doing the rounds and what you need to be on the lookout for.

We’ve taken a look at some of the most recent scams Cumbria Trading Standards are warning residents about and how you can report them if you fall victim.

Covid Passport Email Scam

man receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

A Covid-19 passport email scam is now circulating, which looks to be from the NHS and information recipients they can apply for their “Digital Coronavirus Passports.”

Cumbria Trading Standards warn: “Clicking on the link within the email takes you to a convincing, but fakes, NHS website that asks for personal and payment details – for an admin fee.

“The website has since been taken down, but there may be similar emails circulating or websites appearing.

“Please make sure to share this alert with your family, friends and neighbours.”

Residents are being reminded that their vaccination status is obtained free through the NHS app, website or by calling the NHS on 119.

‘Brushing’ scam


A new scam known as ‘brushing’ is now circulating which allows fraudsters to steal your identity.

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