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Alert message sent 15/06/2020 09:14:00

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This scam has come to me from another NW in the county, so please be very careful and report to Action Fraud if you get a similar issue. The following describes the scam so you know what to watch out for.

I thought it worth passing this on to you- my son had a call from "Track and Trace service" and was told that according to their system he had been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for Covid 19. this meant he had to isolate for 7 days and take a Covid 19 test. The caller was unable to tell him any details as it was confidential information. He kept emphasising that my son needed to take a test within 72 hours and that the caller needed his mailing address for the kit. He then went on to say he needed the card number for the kit which cost £50, and even threatened him with non compliance. He then realised that it was a scam as the test kit is free.

So please be warned and pass this on to your family, your friends and neighbours.

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Brian Adams (NWN, Communications Administrator, Hampshire, Basingstoke)

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