Which Magazine – Scam Alert Service

Fake NHS Covid-19 PCR text

Scammers have been impersonating the NHS and sending texts claiming that the recipient has been in close contact with someone with Covid-19 and demanding they order a PCR test. The aim of this is to steal your personal data and bank details.

Here are some examples we’ve received, and advice on how to spot and report a NHS scam.

NHS scams guidance

Energy bill scam

A member of the public received an email purporting to be from a debt recovery company. It claimed that they still owed money to their energy supplier, which had stopped trading in 2019, and requested payment via bank transfer.

This email raises several red flags and is one of many tricks fraudsters are using to exploit the energy crisis. Here are the warning signs to look out for and the need-to-knows if you receive a similar email.

Surprise energy bill

Author: Paul Middleton

Paul is a Ward Councillor for St. Andrews & Hornchurch Resident's Association Executive member.

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