An Islander has raised the alert - through Isle of Wight Council's IWASP trading standards department - about a scam linked to coronavirus.

The warning comes after a woman on the telephone tried to sell her "a disc that goes in the loft to protect you from Covid-19."

The phone call was followed up by a visit to her home, the next day, by a man who told her it cost £9,500.

Sensibly, the Islander told him to leave.

Trading standards experts at the Isle of Wight Council said: "Do not engage! It is a scam."

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