A CITIZENS advice group in Dorset is offering residents in Weymouth and Portland advice about scams following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Citizens Advice Central Dorset, the branch for Weymouth and Portland, has asked scam victims or those who come across potential scams to contact a number for free, impartial and confidential help.

The branch is highlighting the need for members of the public to be aware of new scams.

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A spokesman from the branch, said: "It's important to be aware of new scams because of coronavirus.

"Scams to look out for include those advertising face masks or medical equipment at high prices, emails or texts pretending to be from the Government, emails offering life insurance against coronavirus, or people knocking at your door and asking for money for charity.

"Don't give money or personal details to anyone you don't know or trust - for example someone who knocks on the door and offers to help."

You can get advice from a Scams Action adviser by calling for free on 0808 250 5050.