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Track and trace scammers

GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕MidlandsPosts: 12,938 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix

Hey all,

I've seen this pop up on police social media a few times and just want everyone to be safe. Not sure if allowed to post this but going to and @The Mix can take it down or change if needed. 
There's people going around Making phone calls pretending to be from track and trace, you'll know it's a scam if they ask for bank details to pay for a test. 
You do not pay to get tested. It's free on the NHS. If you get a phone call from people claiming to be track and trace and ask for bank details, it is not them. 

Please stay safe. 


(I almost feel like this is a public service announcement hahaha)
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  • LaineLaine Fruit loop Gone for gooPosts: 2,766 Account Deactivated
    Seen this too! 

    Rang my grandad obviously he's savvy and said nice try NHS is free lol 

    But it's awful that people would exploit others especially during times like this!

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  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 14,307 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited August 2020
    here’s another scam

    Sorry 😂😂😂😭😭

    https://vm.tiktok.com/JMJVtgE/
    Post edited by TheMix on
    “ i think that deep down you still think life is worth living. It’s no where near over for you. You’re in pain. The thing you lost, Is the same thing that can stop that pain”
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 14,307 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited August 2020
    Shaunie said:
    here’s another scam

    Sorry 😂😂😂😭😭

    https://vm.tiktok.com/JMJVtgE/
    Ahh shit I’ve deleted tiktok cause triggering but someone could of told me that you can see my name and picture!😭
    if don’t have the app and when link goes onto webpage it comes up with my tiktok name and picture😂😭😭 it says “...... is using tiktok” didn’t know that. I don’t actually use it to post. All that’s on there is my name and I’ve said that before but yeah not allowed to post social media on here. 
    I didn’t know because if you have the app it just shares the video. Didn’t know if copied the link when on app it says your profile ! @TheMix sorry

    Like this and no one said :///



    mod edit: cropped full name from screenshot

    Post edited by TheMix on
    “ i think that deep down you still think life is worth living. It’s no where near over for you. You’re in pain. The thing you lost, Is the same thing that can stop that pain”
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  • PoppyBPoppyB Posts: 228 Moderator
    Thanks for bringing attention to this @GreenTea !

    According to Ofcom (the UK department who regulate media), the NHS Track and Trace service will never
    • ask you to dial a premium number (those starting 09 or 087)
    • ask for money
    • ask for your bank details
    • ask for you/your contacts' social media login
    • ask you to set up passwords or PINs
    • ask you to purchase a product such as a test
    • ask you to download anything or hand over control of your device 
    • ask you to access any website that does not belong to the Government or NHS.

    If you receive a scam call, hang up and report the call to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or on the website.

     
    GreenTea
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