***** Coronavirus Spam Email campaigns and Spam SMS text messages ******

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Please be aware we have been informed of vaccination related scam e-mail  which offer the chance to accept or reject a vaccination attempt . Please do not click on any links in these unsolicited e-mails but report them to your ICT service desk so your ICT department can investigate them.

See example below of email text

NHS Digital have also made Trusts aware of several ongoing spam SMS text campaigns seeking to exploit the ongoing UK Coronavirus vaccination efforts. These campaigns variously claim to be from the UK Government, the NHS, Test and Trace, GP surgeries, pharmacies, or from other health organisations like the WHO. Typically, the content of these messages attempts to direct users to phishing sites or connect them to high-cost premium number services, although in some cases the messages contain false or misleading information about the Coronavirus vaccines themselves.

If you or someone in your organisation has received these messages, they should be reported to Action Fraud and forwarded to the free 7726 SMS reporting service. For further guidance on how to identify malicious SMS messages please see the following links from Ofcom and the NCSC.

 

 

 

 

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