COVID-19 Scam Text Doing The Rounds - Please Share
A COVID-19 scam being distributed via text message.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Scamwatch has received multiple reports of COVID-19 themed scam texts being sent to members of the public.
The text messages appear to come from ‘GOV’ as the sender and they include a link to find out when to ‘get tested in your geographical area’ for COVID-19.
The link in these text messages is not genuine, and if clicked on, could install nasty software on your phone, intended to steal your banking information.
Friends - scammers are taking advantage of current situation. Below is a text msg hitting phones in Australia. 🤬— Clayton Moulynox (@claytonhm) March 16, 2020
Alert those around you most vulnerable to these things - they don’t need any greater burden than what’s already ahead. ❤️#COVID19Aus #ScamAlert pic.twitter.com/KNVnhVPefs
If you receive one of these messages, make sure you delete the message and do not click the link.
If you’ve clicked on the link contact your financial institution immediately.
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