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Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

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Fake OMICRON PCR TEST Email

Please be alert to the suspicious email (detailed below) that has been received today by a resident within Cambridgeshire, it exploits the briefing at the weekend by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

In the suspicious email note the ‘From’ address.

The official domain name of the NHS is @nhs.uk NOT @pcr-nhs-test.co.uk

There is no such thing as an OMICRON PCR TEST.

Omicron is a variant of Covid, and a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test, detects the presence of the COVID-19 virus in the human body.

The official sources make NO reference to an ‘Omicron PCR test kit’ because it does not exisit.

The wording in the suspicious email is not what I would expect from the NHS or gov.uk, it refers to NHS scientists, which I find VERY odd due to the private sector developing the vaccine.

It asks the question ‘What happen if you decline a COVID-19 Omicron test’? There is no ‘s’ after the word happen, poor grammar which I would expect from an official genuine sender.

You may also note in the body of text, that they also spell Omicron, OMICORN.

Spelling, grammar, all the red flags are in this phishing email.

If you wish to find out more about the variant Omicron or forms of testing, then visit the genuine websites www.gov.uk or www.nhs.uk

If you receive any suspicious email please forward to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Avoid clicking on links instead, visit the genuine official website or genuine app of the alleged sender.

SUSPICIOUS EMAIL BELOW – ALL LINKS REMOVED

From: NHS (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..u)
Sent: 30 November 2021 08:43
To:
Subject: Get Your Free Omicron PCR test - Apply now to avoid restrictions

 
 

NHS

 
 
 
 
 

Get Your Free Omicron PCR today to avoid restrictions

NHS scientists have warned that the new Covid variant Omicron spreads rapidly, can be transmitted between fully vaccinated people, and makes jabs less effective.However, as the new covid variant (Omicron)has quickly become apparent, we have had to make new test kits as the new variant appears dormant in the original test kits.

What happen if you decline a COVID-19 Omicron test?

In this situation, we warned that testing is in the best interests of themselves, friends, and family. People who do not consent or cannot agree to a COVID-19 test and refuse to undergo a swab must be isolated.

How to request a Free Omicron PCR test?

You can order your Omicorn pcr test via NHS portal by clicking the link below:

order-pcr/OVID-10-omicron-resarch/

What happen if you are positive?

If positive, they must isolate for 10 days and should be reported to Public Health England.

Keep Christmas, Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping safe



Whether it’s getting the Christmas list ticked off, that last minute gift for someone special or a treat for ourselves, most of us will be buying more online this festive season. 

It’s fantastic being able to take advantage of the convenience, choice and value brought by the internet, but unfortunately it is also a favourite haunt of fraudsters, vying to take advantage of the fact that you have so many distractions in the lead-up to Christmas. 

That why it’s especially important to safeguard yourself, your family and finances when you’re buying online on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or any other day. Attached is our latest Get Safe Online leaflet providing top online shopping tips, but if you want to find out more you can always visit our website at www.getsafeonline.org

Happy shopping!

From, 
The Get Safe Online team

New Phishing Email

This one purports to be from Currys PC World and offers an expensive Apple iPhone 13.

If the recipient takes part in a loyalty programme, all they have to do is click on the link and provide the criminal with their private information.

It is a SCAM.

A couple of things to note, since October 2021 the name Currys PC World no longer exists it is now just Currys. (I appreciate the rebranding will take time and not everyone will know about it)

Genuine brand logo for Currys

Secondly, if you note the ‘From’ address of the mail it states ‘CurrysPCWorld’ but if you carry on reading you will see a whole load of characters and the domain name @groenseykerstraat-48.com NOT what I would expect from the genuine Currys.

Fake McAfee and Norton Antivirus emails

Fake emails are currently circulating posing as McAfee and Norton Antivirus informing people that their subscriptions are at an end and need renewing. The emails ask you to click through on links in order to ‘renew the subscriptions’. Some even attempt to trick you into contacting the scammers using the details at the bottom of the email.

Here are copies of the emails.

Fake ASDA Emails

Please be alert to fake emails purporting to be from Asda. These emails state that the recipient can win a £100 promotional reward gift card by completing a marketing survey. To access the survey, the recipient must click on a shortcut within the email that leads to a website controlled by the cyber criminal, the webpage may look genuine but is designed to deceive the recipient into revealing personal information especially email/username/password.

 

This currently appears to be a national issue, and at this time, I have not heard of anyone within Cambridgeshire receiving such an email.

Remember, although these emails are specific to Asda criminals could easily change their template to represent any UK based retailer.

 

If in doubt, don’t click and go to the official and genuine website of the alleged sender.

 

Forward suspicious emails to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.