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Government launches new coronavirus fraud hotline

The government has launched a new coronavirus (COVID-19) fraud hotline in conjunction with independent charity Crimestoppers.

16 Oct 2020

The government has launched a new coronavirus (COVID-19) fraud hotline in conjunction with independent charity Crimestoppers.

Members of the public can now call the new fraud hotline anonymously and free of charge to report suspected fraudulent activity in regard to COVID-19 loans and grants.

The government stated that a minority of individuals have been abusing COVID-19 support schemes by claiming illegally. It has urged the public to look out for the 'tell tale signs' of fraud, including unusual buying activity by companies and individuals and cold calling by individuals falsely claiming they are from the government.

Mark Hallas, Chief Executive of Crimestoppers, said: 'Fraud against the public purse denies access to vital funds that benefit us all.

'The COVID Fraud Hotline is open 24/7, 365 days a year on 0800 587 5030 or fill in the simple and secure anonymous form at covidfraudhotline.org. You'll be doing the right thing to help ensure the public purse is protected from fraudsters.'

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