Warning as cyber criminals ‘prey on omicron fears’ with new scams

Scammers are continuing to take advantage of topical fears surrounding the pandemic by using the omicron COVID variant as a lure in recent phishing scams, according to reports.

The NHS has warned of a phishing campaign which leads people to fill in bank details for an “Omicron PCR test”, while consumer group Which? has reported rogue sites charging delivery fees for tests that can actually be obtained for free from the NHS.

They also flagged one scam website which asked users to set up a security question. Some scam websites ask for answers to common security questions, (e.g. mother's maiden name). Thi