Doorstep scams DON'T DO

Received and posted 24th March 2020

One of our members has forwarded the following details that they received from Essex Police via The Neighbourhood Watch and ECNWA (who?).

It states that it HAS been approved by Essex Police and they have asked ECNWA to send it out to as many of our members .

This just draws attention to yet another new scan.


To all Essex County Neighbourhood Watch Association Members

We are aware of a number of scams relating to Coronavirus across the country .

If you are in any doubt of the legitimacy of a telephone call then hang up

or a visit by anyone whom you are not expecting then do NOT open the door

and make contact YOURSELF to Essex Police.

One of the scams is people calling at houses and offering testing for Coronavirus .

This is a scam , those claiming they can a carry out the test on your doorstep are lying.

Do not let them into your home and do not pay them any money.

Please call Essex Police on 101 or if an emergency 999.