Warning over new Covid scam

The text message, which is being sent to phones across Victoria, includes a link to a fake Medicare or MyGov site where people are asked for personal details including banking information.The details are then used to steal identities and money.A text seen by the Leader claimed the receiver had been exposed to the Omicron variant and included a link to a site designed to look like the Medicare website. Details about the scam have been posted on police social media pages and Services Australia has include a warning on its website.LEGIT TEXTS* Appointment reminders* Payment confirmations* Confirming changes to details* Alerting you to a new inbox messageDANGEROUS MESSAGES* Anything with a link should be considered suspicious* Requests for money to receive a payment or benefit* Messages asking for gift cards or vouchers* Requests for remote access to your computerWHAT DO YOU IF YOU’RE SCAMMED* If you’ve opened a link in a suspicious text or given a stranger your personal or MyGov details phone Services Australia’s scams and identity theft helpdesk immediately on 1800 941 126

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