Track&Trace....Beware!!!!!

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Hope im not breaking any forum rules,but thought it was very important I post this from another chat forum....

😡😡🤬🤬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)'
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...!
🚫Please tell any elderly and vulnerable people you know that don’t have access to internet too so they don’t fall victim to this. Even tell them to put a note next to phone stating it’s a NHS Track and Trace is a free service and you DO NOT pay!🚫
This was posted by a friend of mine!
Please share.
 
Nov 11, 2009
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Hope im not breaking any forum rules,but thought it was very important I post this from another chat forum....

😡😡🤬🤬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)'
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...!
🚫Please tell any elderly and vulnerable people you know that don’t have access to internet too so they don’t fall victim to this. Even tell them to put a note next to phone stating it’s a NHS Track and Trace is a free service and you DO NOT pay!🚫
This was posted by a friend of mine!
Please share.
Thanks. It was featured in the press a couple of weeks ago so it’s good to circulate it. No different I guess to many other scams. But they do catch folks out.
 

Parksy

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Nov 12, 2009
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Ooops.
Didnt realise it was already "out" 🙊
It was reported on Facebook a couple of weeks ago.
Another report is a scam whereby bogus NHS 'officials' try to sell you overpriced face masks at your door.
There appears to be a lot of thieves using the current health crisis to cheat people.
Trust no one, and always phone a trusted source to check.
 
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it a good job i check facebook and i knew because someone came to our door trying to sell some face masks . (but with my wife a Nurse we have plenty in stock ) like you say Parksy there always someone trying to cheat people
 
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I have heard of this in the press. There are moral free individuals who will try anything.
 

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