Police Scotland has issued a Scam Alert on Omicron variant PCR test phishing emails.
Scammers are already sending out phishing emails about the new variant in an attempt to steal personal data and bank account details.
The new fake email encourages the recipient to click a link to a fake site, to apply for a free Omicron testing kit from the NHS. Once the recipient opens the link, the fake site asks for the recipient to upload their personal data including name, date of birth, address and email address, and in some cases asks for a small fee to be paid.
The NHS will never ask for money to send COVID-19 testing kits.
Up to date COVID-19 information is available via the NHS Scotland Inform website.
To view or download the Scam Alert in full, please visit the CVS Falkirk website.