The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is warning the UK public to not open their doors to illegitimate healthcare workers claiming to be offering ?home-testing? for the Coronavirus.

A number of households across the UK have reported suspicious callers knocking on doors claiming to be health officials doing a door-to-door COVID-19 testing. According to the reports the cold callers have mainly be targeting elderly and vulnerable residents.

The CTSI have advised the public to be extra cautious when opening their doors and have reminded everyone to continue to avoid social contact as part of the measures to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus.

This is yet another scam to have been reported as more and more criminals use the Coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to make profit and benefit during a time when thousands across the country are vulnerable, worried and confused.

Make sure to inform your family, friends and anyone else you know who could be vulnerable to this type of scam to ensure the public are safe and protected.