The Department for Education are warning Parents and Carers across the UK not to respond to scam messages regarding Free School Meals. Fraudsters are claiming to offer support and asking for bank details. Please do not respond to these messages. Please refer to the letter we have sent out to the Parents/Carers of children who normally have Free School Meals.
We have been informed some parents have received an email stating:— Department for Education (@educationgovuk) March 24, 2020
‘As schools will be closing, if you're entitled to free school meals, please send your bank details and we'll make sure you're supported’.
This is a scam email – do not respond, and delete immediately. pic.twitter.com/r6cJP28dyY