POLICE are warning North Wales residents of scam NHS Covid Pass text messages currently circulating in the area.

If you want to attend certain venues and events in Wales, then you must now show your NHS Covid Pass to prove that you are either fully vaccinated or have tested negative for the virus.

This is in line with the current Welsh Government guideline surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, crafty cyber criminals are aiming to taking advantage of this and are sending out 'phishing' text messages in order to pounce upon people's fears.

North Wales Police Cyber Crime spokesperson said: “We are still getting lots of reports of people in North Wales receiving this type of Covid scam message.

“Unfortunately we’re also getting reports of people clicking on the links and having their personal information and/or money stolen.

“Criminals can spoof the number or sender ID to make it look as if it’s been sent by the NHS.

“Also the scammers try to make people worry or panic by suggesting that they’ll be fined if they don’t apply. Please take the time to warn all your friends and family about these type of messages.”

If you receive a call and suspect it to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk. If you are suspicious about a text message, forward it to the number 7726, which is free-of-charge.

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, you can report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by visiting actionfraud.police.uk or calling 0300 123 2040.