It is a notable feature of public crises that crime often follows. Most interestingly in the United States on 16 March, the US Department of Justice has issued guidance to US Attorneys across the nation to prioritise prosecution action against financial scams which seem to rely on the potential victim’s fear induced by the ongoing coronavirus problems.
It seems inevitable that similar attempts will be made within the UK and indeed many will already have received communications by ‘phone or by other means requiring the provision of personal financial information in order to maintain current services, for one’s phone, electricity, and other utilities or personal needs. Such scams are already being reported: see https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51964507
As with the situation before coronavirus, the simple message is that one should be scrupulous and rigorous in cyber security. Think carefully before acting.