Beware! New Gmail email threat is here along with Omicron!

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The fear over Omicron, the new Covid-19 variant, which has quickly spread across the globe, has sparked a new wave of Gmail phishing threats.

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On one hand, the new variant continues to spread in various countries, and on the other, scammers are using this opportunity to cash in by launching phishing attacks via email with their fake Omicron tests.

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UK security firm, warned about the new series of Gmail email phishing attacks. It says these fraudsters offer fake PCR tests for free to UK residents from the National Health Service (NHS) to avoid the current government restrictions.

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Online fraudsters are using the opportunity of social uncertainty during the Omicron to prey on vulnerable people, who are desperate to book a test in hurry for the Covid-19 before the crowd.

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Why is this scam described as ‘sinister’?

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People who are most vulnerable to strain are most likely to be the victim of the new sinister email trick as they are desperate to check the strain.

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First of all, the NHS will never contact anyone out of the blue. - Still if you get such emails, do check the send of the email address. The real NHS email address ends with nhs.uk. - Do not click on any in-email links

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How to avoid the Gmail email phishing attack:

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- Never share your personal or financial information. - Yet, officially there is no such test for the new variant detection test, so do not look over for such information. - Delete email, if you get it.

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