There has been a rise in coronavirus fraudsters offering support to elderly and vulnerable residents for cash up-front. Please do not accept services from strangers or cold callers – whether in person, on the phone or online – who offer to run errands for you.

Reputable organisations offering help will not charge for their services.  For example Communicare, Southampton Timebank or Royal Voluntary Service.

Do NOT let anyone enter your home.  Shopping can be left on the doorstep.

See more by clicking this page of advice on SCAMS from Southampton City Council