With the recent changes to testing rules, fraudsters are impersonating the NHS by sending out text messages telling people to order a Covid-19 test. The message includes a link to a fake website, and asks for a delivery fee. The scam is used to steal personal details, like banking information, to be able to take money from your account.
If you are not sure about a link, don’t click on it and report it to the National Cyber Security Centre.
The NHS does sometimes include links in its vaccine text messages, but won’t ever ask you to buy a test or hand over any financial details.
How to report suspicious activity:
- Email – forward phishing emails to email@example.com
- Text – report scam texts to 7726 for free
- Websites – report to the National Cyber Security Centre
- Phone call – report the number to Action Fraud.
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