COVID19: SMS/Text Message Scams
January 12, 2021
HOW DO SMS SCAMS WORK?
Cyber criminals are preying on fears of the coronavirus and sending ‘phishing’ text messages that try and trick users into clicking on a bad link. Messages are short and simple and often claim to be from a known entity. Web links are harder to spot on a SMS as they are shortened so apply caution clicking on links.
Sender of UK Government SMS:
- Genuine text messages from the UK
- Government will only come from UK_Gov
- You will only ever be directed to GOV.UK/coronavirus
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