The well-known consumer protection organisation “Which?” recently published two samples of phishing emails, pretending to be from the NHS with a warning about the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Within these fraudulent emails, recipients were offered a “free” Omicron PCR test, which allegedly would help them to circumvent government restrictions.
Upon clicking on a link within this email, recipients were asked for personal details and a small payment for delivery of test and results. The overall purpose of the email was to harvest personal and payment details of the victims. The moral of this story, “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is”. If you are ever in receipt of an e-mail from the NHS, always contact your local GP surgery or health centre to verify that information you have received it legitimate.