Covid scam

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The HSE is urging the public to be vigilant in light of reports of a telephone/text scam from criminals claiming to be HSE contact tracing and testing staff.

The fraudulent messages claim that the person has been identified as a close contact of someone who has Covid-19 and ask for bank details so that a testing kit can be sent to them.

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The HSE does not charge the public for Covid-19 related services, including testing, and such texts and calls should be ignored. If the Covid-19 Tracker App has identified you as a close contact you will see a red box with the advice on what you should do next on all pages of the app.