Scammers are sending text messages supposedly from the government informing people that they have received hundreds of pounds thanks to Covid-19.
However, the text messages contain a link that will take you to a website where you will be asked to provide banking details and other personal information.
The West Lancashire Council shared a warning tweet with a screenshot of a message a person had received. It reads: « COVID: The UK Government has issued a payment of £ 349. 76 to all residents as part of his promise to fight COVID-19. «
Recipients are then advised to follow a link to apply for the bogus grant, reports The Echo.
Notices on Citizens Advice website warn people to be vigilant as the coronavirus pandemic continues and a number of scams are making the rounds
If you see coronavirus emails or texts from someone you don’t know or from an unusual email address, don’t click any links or buy anything.
Do not give money or personal information to anyone you don’t know or trust – for example, someone knocking on the door offering to help.
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