North East Regional Special Operations Unit – COVID-19 Scam texts

A scam is currently circulating via text which states that the recipient has
been spotted leaving their house on more than one occasion and must pay a
£35 fine. Victims who click on the link contained within the message are
asked to provide their payment details.

The malicious text has been designed to look like a genuine COVID-19 alert
sent by the UK government.

Below is an example of the text which is currently circulating…

If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, report it to Action Fraud see contact details  below:

Tel: 0300 123 2040