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Scam TEXT message about ordering free COVID test

23 Jun 2022

Department of Social Services has just updated us with news about scam text messages doing the rounds.

The scam text states:

‘You have been in recent contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19. Please order a free test kit via; [uses malicious link].

This link will take you to a fake Australian Government or Medicare site designed to steal your personal information and bank account details.

Please remember to:

  • not click on any links within text messages
  • contact the Scams and Identity Theft Helpdesk on 1800 941 126 if you have opened a link or input any personal information on these sites. Let them know if you need an interpreter and one can be arranged for free.

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