The scammers are always thinking of new ways to scam people…
Over the past two years, scammers have improved a lot and many scams are now even hard to differentiate against the genuine.
Some scammers will try to scam people through text messages.
One of the newest scam messages is a message from someone purporting to be from the HSE in connection with COVID-19 close contacts.
Given the rise of flu across Ireland and Wexford at the moment, it’s a message that does not appear to be out of the ordinary.
The message requests people to order their “mandatory” test kit from the link provided in the message.
However, the HSE has confirmed these messages are not genuine.
The Gardai are aware of the text messages and they are advising that the public take three simple steps. The public should not click on the link provided in the text message. After this, the message should be deleted. The sender should then be blocked.
Some people may have already been caught by these audacious scammers.
Speaking on the scam messages, a spokesperson for the Wexford Garda Division stated that:
“Our advice is to contact your local Garda Station if you have suffered loss and/or provided your personal details to a third party as a result of this scam.”
You can never be too careful these days!
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