British Red Cross North West Message re COVID19 test scams

Issued on behalf of the British Red Cross NW Branch

The North West branch of the British Red Cross has received a number of calls today relating to social media posts by criminals pretending to be from the organisation and offering coronavirus tests.

The Red Cross do not participate in this activity. Below is the official statement from the Red Cross.

"The Red Cross is aware of reports on social media of people claiming to be Red Cross volunteers and purporting to offer coronavirus tests, and have reported the matter to the police.

"We would like to make it clear that the Red Cross is not conducting coronavirus tests in Northern Ireland or anywhere else in the UK.

"If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from the Red Cross, please ask to see identification and, of you have any concerns, contact the police."

If you are approached or are aware of this activity going on in your area contact Police Scotland Tel 101 or 999 if you feel you are in danger.


17 Mar 2020