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Banking scam
« on: Friday 08 May 20 11:56 BST (UK) »
Just been talking to one of the nurses at our GP’s practice.  She told me that a couple of “at risk” patients had received calls from an 0800 number - supposedly a bank.

They were offering to deliver money “at this difficult time”. - no guessing at what came next re bank details etc!!

Worrying thing is - it was only people identified as “at risk” who had received letters from either GP/Consultant or NHS texts to their mobiles. 
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Re: Covid 19 Banking scam
« Reply #1 on: Friday 08 May 20 12:04 BST (UK) »
And people think downloading a Tracing App will be safe!

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Re: Covid 19 Banking scam
« Reply #2 on: Friday 08 May 20 12:09 BST (UK) »
Worrying thing is - it was only people identified as “at risk” who had received letters from either GP/Consultant or NHS texts to their mobiles.

These criminals never miss a trick.
How would anyone know that only "at risk" people receive this though? Most of us just delete or ignore such stuff.
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Re: Covid 19 Banking scam
« Reply #3 on: Friday 08 May 20 13:39 BST (UK) »
I have received an "at risk letter" plus 2 texts from the NHS Coronavirus service with advice etc but no scam call to either my landline or mobile. 

Friend in Cheshire has just told me that a neighbour received one of these calls on her landline but gave the caller a "mouthful"
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Re: Covid 19 Banking scam
« Reply #4 on: Friday 08 May 20 17:13 BST (UK) »
On the Martin Lewis show earlier this week,he asked that we forward any Covid 19 Scams.


To.... phishing(at)hmrc.gov.uk
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Re: Covid 19 Banking scam
« Reply #5 on: Friday 08 May 20 17:16 BST (UK) »
carol8353 - please amend the e-mail address - remove @ and substitute with (at) or similar.

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Re: Covid 19 Banking scam
« Reply #6 on: Friday 08 May 20 20:03 BST (UK) »
On the Martin Lewis show earlier this week,he asked that we forward any Covid 19 Scams.


To.... phishing(at)hmrc.gov.uk

Why, what will they do about them?. Very little I reckon.
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Re: Covid 19 Banking scam
« Reply #7 on: Friday 08 May 20 22:51 BST (UK) »
This was from the Martin Lewis show this week,they have taken lots of scam websites (400 of them) down already.

The National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ – the Government's cyber and security agency) has launched a suspicious email reporting service to take phishing scams down – all you have to do is forward suspicious emails to its report (AT) phishing.gov.uk email address.

Once you've reported a suspicious email, the NCSC will analyse it and any websites it links to. If it believes it's malicious, NCSC may:

Seek to block the address the email came from, so it can no longer send emails.
Work with hosting companies to remove links to malicious websites.
Raise awareness of commonly reported suspicious emails and methods used.
While the NCSC is unable to inform you of the outcome of its review, it has assured us that it acts upon every message received – as an example, within the first week, the new service received over 25,000 reports and, as a direct result, it has already removed over 400 phishing campaigns.
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