The NHS is warning about widespread scam text messages telling recipients they have been in close contact with a Covid case.
“We’ve seen reports of fake NHS text messages about ordering Omicron Covid-19 test kits,” it tweeted.
Close contacts of people who have tested positive are no longer advised to test.
The aim of the messages appears to be harvesting financial and personal information.
If clicked on, the link in the messages takes the recipient to a fake NHS page asking for personal and financial information.
In its alert, the NHS says it will “never ask for bank details, so please be aware of suspicious messages”.
Most people are no longer advised to test for Covid and are ineligible for free tests – but some some pharmacies and shops sell them.