JANUARY Cyber Scam Newsletter
In this month's edition, we're raising awareness of Madate Fraud, Fake Supermarket vouchers, Cash ISA Scams and Fake TV License Emails!
New warning about scams related to NHS Test & Trace
The Government carries out public health quarantine compliance checks on individuals who have a legal duty to quarantine at home for 10 days following international travel.
This means that if you are required to quarantine, you may receive a visit from someone working on behalf of NHS Test and Trace to make sure you are complying with your legal duty.
What will happen when I get visited?
Staff employed on behalf of the NHS Test and Trace service will come to the address listed on your passenger locator form.
You may receive follow-up visits within the 10-day quarantine period.
What NHS Test and Trace staff will not do
NHS Test and Trace staff will follow coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines when carrying out compliance checks and will only ask you questions relating to your duty to quarantine.
NHS Test and Trace staff should not:
If someone visits you claiming to be from NHS Test and Trace and you do not believe they are legitimate, call 999 and ask for the police.
By whom are NHS Test and Trace team members employed?
I've received an email/text suggesting that I will be visited, is this legitimate?
Will NHS Test and Trace staff contact me to tell me that they will visit?
What if I receive a visit from the NHS Test and Trace team and I am not meant to be quarantining?
If there is reason to believe you may be breaching quarantine rules, staff may refer your case to the police and may receive a visit from them.
If the police have reasonable grounds to believe that you have committed a criminal offence in breach of your duty to quarantine, they may issue you with a fine (fixed penalty notice). Fines start at £1,000 for a first offence and can increase up to £10,000 for repeat offences.
If you are not happy with the service, you can contact NHS Test and Trace online or telephone 119.