COVID19: SMS/Text Message Scams

January 12, 2021



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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