The authority fears fraudsters will try and exploit vulnerable residents in the midst of the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic.
We're currently in the middle of scams awareness fortnight and Derbyshire County Council say they're trying to make more people aware of the issue.
Recently the authority's trading standards team have been working to prevent residents falling victim to fraud due to uncertainty created by coronavirus.
They've contacted over four hundred people who they've identified as particularly vulnerable, to provide reassurance and advice.
#Scams Awareness Fortnight continues. We're highlighting groups combating scams. #TakeFive offers straight-forward, impartial advice that helps prevent email, phone & online fraud. Try their quick quiz of 9 questions to see if you can spot the scams. https://t.co/sY78qmD2EJ— Derbyshire CC (@Derbyshirecc) June 22, 2020