Scam Alert from the Department of Education

We have been alerted by the Department for Education that some parents/carers have received an email stating:

‘As schools will be closing, if you’re entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we’ll make sure you’re supported’.

This is a scam email – do not respond, and delete immediately.

If you think you might have been a victim of cyber-crime, please visit Action Fraud or contact them on 0300 123 2040.

For further support, Citizen’s Advice provide advice and support on online fraud. You can call their dedicated helpline or talk to someone online.

Get help from Citizen’s Advice here.

Please take extra care to protect yourself from fraud at this time.