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Be wary of scam NHS ‘Omicron’ texts and emails

by Jonathan Kearney

Residents are being asked to be vigilant against scam texts and emails purporting to be from the NHS.

Scammers are sending text messages as “NHS-UK” informing people they have been in contact with “a confirmed Omicron case” and providing a link to send off for an “Omicron test kit” which asks for personal and payment information.

The NHS will NEVER ask you for payment or financial information in this way.

Do not respond to requests for money, bank details or passwords from anyone claiming to be from the NHS.

Be alert to links and attachments in unexpected messages claiming to be from the NHS.

If you are suspicious about an email forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk

If you are suspicious about a text message forward it to the number 7726 (free of charge).

You can find more information about coronavirus testing here.