Thursday, January 20, 2022

COVID PASSPORT SCAM EMAILS

Halton Trading Standards are warning people of a scam email about Covid passports that is currently circulating.

As some travel restrictions are due to ease (in England at least), scammers are unsurprisingly looking to exploit this.

The above email states how you can get a Covid Digital Passport and travel anywhere you want without having to self-isolate. This is a bogus claim to entice consumers to click the link in the email.

The emails aim is to obtain consumer’s personal information, bank details and/or upload malware/ransomware onto the consumer’s computer. If you receive a scam email similar to the one below simply delete it.

Details on the documentation for travelling abroad and restrictions are available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-pass/

If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact one of our specialist officers, Linda or Sue on 0151 511 8785 or 0151 511 8775, who are already working with people in Halton who have lost thousands of pounds to scams.

If you need advice on anything else please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline  or 0808 223 1133.

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