Covid Passport Scam
We have been made aware of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their “Digital Coronavirus Passports”
Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website that asks for personal and payment details. (for an admin fee)
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Enter your email address and it will be checked against the list of known breaches in security. If it comes up positive CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD for that account. With your email address and password the cybercriminals also have access and the ability to clone many of your other accounts.
WHICH are offering a free scam alert service which will provide you with up to date information about any known current scams. You can either look at the website occasionally or sign up to get the latest information sent directly to your mailbox (you can unsubscribe at any time) Have a look at their website
Warning from Herts Neighbourhood Watch:
If you use WhatsApp on your phone/tablet etc be aware, that unless you change the setting, just anyone can join one of your groups including scammers, unwanted advertisers etc. To avoid this you need to make a minor change to your settings.
- Find WhatsApp ‘Settings’ (bottom of the page or three dots top right)
- Select Account
- Select Privacy
- Select Groups
- Change setting from ‘Everyone” to “My Contacts”
Keep safe online
The National Cyber Security Centre offers up to date advice on the latest threats and keeping yourself safe