Scammers have been calling Bromley residents claiming to carry out coronavirus tests, according to the Council.

'Bogus individuals' have been taking advantage of the pandemic, preying on vulnerable and elderly residents though uninvited phone calls.

The news comes as the Council warns residents to remain vigilant, and to look out for misleading claims around the efficacy and inflated prices of essential goods, including pharmaceutical products.

Councillor Kate Lymer, Executive Councillor for Public Protection and Enforcement and SCAMbassador, said: “In this case, we are warning against a known scam where two men are door knocking, claiming to be from the health service and looking to access a property to test for the COVID-19 virus.

"The NHS are not conducting any door to door testing programmes, so please don’t be tricked by this.

“The advice is to call the police if anyone attempts to access your property in this way. You can also ring the trading standards team at Bromley on 07903 852090 if you are worried about cold callers in your area.”

If you or somebody you know is affected by rogue traders or scams, get the advice, support and assistance you need by calling the Council’s Trading Standards Rapid Response team on 07903 852090.