Please be aware of this scam

Please be aware. There are more and more scams every corner you turn relating to Covid or the NHS 😡 If in doubt, never give any personal information. Put the phone down and phone us. We can give you the facts or check the Government website. This is the latest one we’ve heard about….

“Good morning, I’m calling from the NHS track and trace service. According to our system, you are likely to have been in close proximity to someone who has tested postive for COVID-19. This means that you now need to self-isolate for 7 days and take a COVID-19 test.’

‘OK. Can you tell me who that person was?’

‘I’m not able to tell you that. That is confidential information.’

‘Right. Um… so ….’

‘But you do need to be tested within the next 72 hours. So I just need to take a payment card so that we can finalise this and send the kit to you.’

‘Sorry – a payment card? I though this was all free?’

‘No – I’m afraid not. There is a one-off fee of £500 for the kit, and test results. Could you read off the long card number for me, please, when you’re ready.’