Bristol residents are being warned by the council’s Trading Standards team to ignore and report a company that has recently posted a leaflet containing false information about COVID-19.
The team has received reports from several people in the city regarding the scam leaflet – which contains false information about ‘bacteria that attracts COVID-19’, ‘Corona removal officers’, and home plumbing and cleaning standards.
They stress this leaflet is not endorsed by the council, Government or NHS.
Team Leader for Trading Standards, Sarah Saunders, said: “It’s very concerning to discover that this false and misleading leaflet is being circulated in Bristol, and we are now investigating these claims.
“If you receive a flyer, text message, email or phone call from somebody you don’t know who is offering cleaning services or anything else that claims to protect you from COVID-19, please be extra vigilant and contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline or call: 0808 223 1133.”
You can find more information on COVID-19 scams here: https://www.nationaltradingstandards.uk/news/beware-of-covid19-scams/.