In light of the recent news around the fraudulent banking scam using text messages to steal sensitive bank details amid the Covid-19 vaccine rollout, the expert provides an insight below.
<p>Fraudsters have been quick to capitalise on the vaccine rollout and this latest scam highlights the need for individuals to stay ultra-vigilant to avoid giving criminals a free pass to their most valuable data. A well-crafted message can look utterly convincing: users must be educated in what to look out for, they need to be suspicious of every text or email and must stay alert for anything which could be a scam. Always err on the side of caution, especially if any communications that appear to be genuine and from a credible source are asking for bank details, passwords, money transfers, or other critical information. </p> <p> </p> <p>This scam has been publicised by multiple police and health authorities, as well as major news services, but the rise in Covid-related fraud highlights the need for a more centralised system for sharing information. This would undoubtedly help those that are concerned and who could be more vulnerable to such attacks</p>
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