Idea for Thursday 30th April

The last idea for the month and the last idea in this series.

We think we’ve given you enough to do alongside your studies now!

Stay Safe Online

But just one thing- the International Society warns us that, as more of us are staying indoors and working from our computers at home, there have been an increase in crime reports of people fallen for scams and some being tricked into parting with their money.

Don’t be one of them!  Do not give out any of your personal or financial details.

The following scams are in circulation:

Lockdown Fine by UK Government Scam

Bogus text messages, seemingly from the UK Government, saying that you have been fined for being out of your home during the current lockdown. The scam attempts to solicit payment from you. Do not reply or click on any links. Please look at the URL –  it does not link to the UK Government website. It is a fake website which requires you to enter your personal details.

Online Shopping Scam

The majority of incidents report have been of people ordering and paying for personal protective face masks, hand sanitiser or testing kits. If you’re making a purchase from a company or person you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first, and ask a friend or family member for advice before completing the purchase.

If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one, as most major credit card providers insure online purchases.

Be sensible, be careful…….keep studying!