Scams and fraud are a massive issue and these crimes can happen to anyone. We can all play our part in spreading awareness and look out for potential scams.

As a result of coronavirus, many people are facing issues with employment, debt, housing and health, and scammers are exploiting people during this particularly difficult time.

I urge everyone in Southampton to keep aware and get advice on how to look out for and report scams and suspicious activity.

If you are in any doubt, you can access advice from the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 0808 223 1133 or report a scam to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or @actionfrauduk on Twitter.