Beware! Fake COVID-19 home testing appointment texts are targeting the public

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has witnessed evidence of bogus texts informing members of the public that a "COVID Home Testing Team" will visit their homes. This is a scam. Please do not respond to the text or any subsequent phone calls. NHS Test and Trace will never ask you for financial details, PINs or passwords. They will also never visit your home.

To report instances of scam texts, emails, or other suspected scam messages, go to the Action Fraud website - https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime. You can also report suspicious texts by forwarding the original message to 7726, which spells SPAM on your keypad.