Free School Meals; Information regarding a scam

Dear Parents and Carers,

I have been informed that there is currently a scam in operation regarding the free school meals voucher scheme.

Scam around Free School Meals

Some Schools have reported that parents and carers of children in receipt of free school meals are being targeted by fraudsters. Fraudsters are targeting families, emailing parents and carers with messages such as ‘ If your child is entitled to free school meals send your bank details to the school and they will help with funding while the school is closed’. The email contains links for the parents to follow if they want to receive the this funding – these links are fake

Please do not give your bank details to anyone in relation to the free school meals voucher scheme. When the system is operating the vouchers will be emailed or messaged directly to you and you will not need to provide your bank details at all.

Best wishes
S Howard