Businesses in Harborough are being warned about a dangerous new air purifier scam sweeping the country

Companies nationwide are getting bogus letters telling them to buy air purifiers to comply with Covid-19 rules

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 2:55 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd April 2021, 2:58 pm

Businesses in Harborough are being warned about a dangerous new air purifier scam sweeping the country.

Companies nationwide are getting bogus letters telling them to buy air purifiers to comply with Covid-19 rules.

The official-looking letters are headed with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) logo.

Companies nationwide are getting bogus letters telling them to buy air purifiers to comply with Covid-19 rules.

The Government department is urgently warning businesses that the letter is a “scam”.

Harborough District Council is also calling on anyone who receives the letter to report it to Action Fraud, the UK's national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, straight away.

A Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy spokesman said: “We are aware of scammers sending BEIS-headed letters to businesses telling them that, by law, they need to purchase air purifiers to comply with Covid 19 rules.

“This is not true.

“If you receive a letter, please report it to Action Fraud UK.”