If you suspect you have received a text or email that is a scam we would always recommend that you do not click on any links or send a reply. Our advice is that you delete and also delete your deleted folders.
NHS Test and Trace phising emails
NHS Test and Trace phishing emails are being sent by scammers, the fake email refers to the service as ‘track and trace’. The email advises the recipient that they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. They are instructed to click on a link in order to find out who that person is and are warned that if they fail to do so within 24 hours, legal action may be taken and their benefits suspended. The email address from which this message is being sent is ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’.
Remember, contact tracers will never ask you to:
• Dial a premium rate number to speak to them (for example, those starting 09 or 087).
• Make any form of payment.
• Give any details about your bank account.
• Give your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts.
• Disclose passwords or pins.
• Create any passwords or pins.
• Purchase a product.
• Download any software to your device.
• Hand over control of your pc, smartphone or tablet.
• Access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS.