There is a new scam that imitates a government website page and offers financial grants to help during Coronavirus. Please note that the government does not put offers like these on social media. DWP Fraud teams & Police are aware of these scam websites and in the process of investigating and closing them down.
- Do not share your personal information with anyone else, as this may be used for fraudulent activity.
- Protecting your personal information can help reduce your risk of identity theft.
- If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the DWP and doubt their legitimacy – please do not share your personal information. Report any suspicious contact immediately.
- Criminal gangs are targeting people to obtain their personal information. If in doubt, please do not share your personal information. Report any suspicious contact immediately.
- If someone approaches you claiming to be from DWP, always ask for ID.
- Report any suspicious contact immediately on www.actionfraud.police.uk or phone 0300 123 2040.