There have also been reports of scammers turning up to front doors dressed in full PPE equipment and claiming to be from the NHS.
The council have warned that this is a distraction technique.
The council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for economy, Cllr Sean Morgan, said: “At a time when the NHS is trying to combat Covid-19 with the track and trace strategy, it is both worrying and disappointing that some heartless people are apparently using it to try to scam unsuspecting people out of money.
“Anyone who thinks they may have been targeted in this way, should inform both the police and the council’s Trading Standards team, to help stop it from happening to others.”
Anyone who is contacted by scammers can call Trading Standards on 01443 811300 or Gwent Police on 101.
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