“Get Your Free Omicron PCR test” is the latest Omicron phishing scam

The latest Omicron phishing scam is currently targeting unsuspecting users in the United Kingdom and uses fake NHS emails to do so.

Omicron is the new variant of COVID-19 that has stirred anxiety worldwide, and scammers are eager to exploit this new opportunity to trap innocent users and steal data.

According to consumer watchdog group Which? a new phishing scam is identified in which scammers are using fake National Health Service (NHS) UK’s tests to steal data.

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The campaign is identified at a time when the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization have declared Omicron as a “variant of concern (VOC)” and deadlier than the Delta variant. The organizations have warned that it is spreading quickly.

UK Scammers Exploiting Omicron

The new phishing campaign is currently active in the UK. Reportedly, hackers are sending out phishing emails on a free PCR test, promising the recipient to detect the new COVID-19 variant.

However, in reality, hackers are tricking users into providing their personal information. The email appears to be sent by the UK NHS and has the subject line: “Get Your Free Omicron PCR

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