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“Free money” scam warning

Pembrokeshire residents are being warned not to be taken in by a
scam on Facebook offering “free money.”

Scammers claiming to be from a business called DFID are targeting
social media accounts and are also ‘friend requesting’ people from
the person’s ‘friend’ list.

The fake company offers ‘free money’ to help people who are
experiencing difficulty as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
The scammer then asks the person to fill out a form with their
personal details.

It has been reported that some residents and businesses outside
Pembrokeshire have also received phone calls from the fake

Pembrokeshire County Council’s trading standards team warned
members of the public contacted by the scammers not to respond and
report the incident to Facebook and to the Consumer Advice helpline
on 0808 223 1133 (or 0808 223 1144 for the Welsh-speaking