Have you received a NHS Omicron text with a link to health-care-uk.com? Beware! it is a scam. Free PCR testing kit scam texts have been on the rise lately, and lots of people are being targeted. Read this review to find out how the scam works, and how to avoid it.
What is health-care-uk.com Scam Text all about?
It’s a text message that claims recipients have been in contact with someone who has the Omicron Variant and must order a free PCR testing kit. However, it is a phishing scam. The website health-care-uk.com is not a legit NHS UK website, but was created by an individual in China.
So far, the scammers have used the following telephone numbers – 447857 968461, 07851484978, 07845020989 ,07845038629, 07713734094, 07713771977, 447713735962, etc.
Meanwhile, the fake PCR message often goes like this-
NHS: You have been in contact with someone who has the Omicron Variant. You must order a free PCR testing kit here: hxxps://health-care-uk.com
This looks so convincing, and might make you panic. Hey! no need to be frightened or even visit the link.
The scammers use text messages, telemarketing calls, social media and door-to-door visits. They might convince you that the PCR test kit is free and you only need to pay for delivery. However, when you supply your personal and financial details for delivery, you’d receive multiple debit charges on your credit card for unrelated items.
How to tell If a PCR Test Text is Real
- You can tell if it’s genuine if it includes a unique ID number. This ID number should allow you to log into the official Test and Trace website.
- Check whether the text came from the only number dedicated to the NHS tracing service, which is 0300 013 5000
- Check whether the link is from a known government health website, like Gov.uk
Meanwhile, If you think you may have given sensitive information to fraudsters, let your bank know what’s happened immediately.
What Should You Do If You Receive Emails or Message Like This
No matter how convincing it make sound, we advise you not to click the link attached to the message. Also, do not attempt to send money or personal information to any stranger without first going online to search for reviews.
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