As from Kent Public Protection - 8 February 2021
Kent residents targeted by COVID-19 text scam
Residents in Kent are being targeted by a text scam claiming you are eligible for a COVID-19 grant.
What happens: • You will receive a text message that states: • 'GOVUK: Regarding the new lockdown conditions you are granted for a COVID-19 claim of £277.59'
What to do: • This is a phishing scam to steal your personal and financial details. • The link is not an official GOV.UK website. • For Covid-19 financial support, visit GOV.UK. • Report suspicious GOV.UK emails, texts and phone calls here. • If you have fallen victim, contact Citizens Advice Scams Action on
Please warn vulnerable family members, friends and neighbours.
Report it For advice and to report issues to KCC Trading Standards contact • Citizens Advice consumer helpline on• Consumer Advice scams action line onMonday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.