Warning: COVID-19 Scam

During these uncertain times, there are still some horrible people out there trying to exploit and con people out of savings and money.

Below, you will see a text message that is currently being sent to mobile phones in the UK concerning the Coronavirus. It informs the recipient that they have been fined for leaving the house. You are asked to click on a link to make payment. 

This is a scam. Please do not click on any links if you receive this message. Delete the message immediately.

If you’re able to, please pass on this information to family and friends and warn them of this scam.

If you know of any other COVID-19 scams, please leave details in the comments section.

This article may also help.

Coronavirus phishing emails: How to protect against COVID-19 scams

Stay safe.

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  1. There are scams like this being forwarded in the US too. People selling fake testing kits, price gouging food and supplies and other schemes. It sickens me to see people trying to profit from the pain and suffering of others. To date, over 1.6 million people have died worldwide and some are so evil that they only see an opportunity. I pray Jehovah God gives these people exactly what they deserve. “Certainly the one who does wrong will be repaid for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality.” (Colossians 3:25)

    1. You’re welcome. The scam has only been around for just over a week, but it’s still popping up on people’s mobile phones. The more we share the details, the more people we’ll save from falling for the scam.

  2. I guess I have been around long enough not to be shocked, but these grubs manage to amaze me at how low they go. I will feature this on the next Blogger’s Pit Stop to alert others of this and to also be alert for other types of scams.
    Kathleen

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