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And so it begins!......

‘Good afternoon I'm calling from the NHS track and trace service. According to our system, you are likely to have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. This means that you now need to self-isolate for 7 days and take a COVID-19 test.'
'OK. Can you tell me who that person was?'
'I'm not able to tell you that. That is confidential information.'
'Right. Um... so ....'
'But you do need to be tested within the next 72 hours. So can I just get the best mailing address so that we can send a kit to you?'
'Ok (gives address)'
'Thank you - and I just need to take a payment card so that we can finalize this and send the kit to you.'
'Sorry - a payment card? I thought this was all free?'
'No - I'm afraid not. There is a one-off fee of £50 for the kit and test results. Could you read off the long card number for me, please, when you're ready.'
'No - that's not right. This is part of the NHS so there's no charge.'
'I'm afraid there is. Can you give me the card number please - this is very important, and there are penalties for not complying.'
Puts the phone down.

This is how scammers work. And vulnerable people will fall for it.”
Don't fall for it...!

Loch Sloy
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There are cheats and scammers everywhere, some vulnerable people will fall for it.

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I think there should be more public announcements in newspapers and on the TV about these sorts of scams. - The Government should be funding them, just as it is doing with other public health messages.

There are always decent people out there that will be taken in by such scams. This one is bad as it will be playing in people’s fears of having caught the virus. We all need to make everyone aware of them! 

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