Potential text message scam

Potential text message scam

  • Posted by Tom Finan
  • On 28th May 2020

Public Health England (PHE) has advised of a potential scam involving a text message being sent to some women claiming to be from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme “Call and Recall” service.

The text message advises that the recipient is overdue for their cervical screening test (smear test) and to call a mobile number to book an appointment and provide personal details.

These text messages are NOT from the NHS cervical screening programme, please DO NOT disclose any personal information should you receive this message.

This has been reported to the Action Fraud Line.

Unfortunately this has happened just as we are starting to send our own text messages to patients who are due/overdue for their screening appointments – the photo shows what our text message looks like!