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GNR Alert – SMS Covid-19 Scams

The Madeira Territorial Command of the National Republican Guard (GNR) issued an alert yesterday afternoon, through social networks, advising people of a new SMS scam.

Using the pretext of Covid-19, the text message states that it is from the General Directorate of Health (DGS) and asks you to undergo a Covid-19 test. The GNR say that if you receive this SMS do not open it, as it is a form of criminal activity that uses social engineering techniques to obtain information.

As such, the GNR’s Madeira Territorial Command advises “extreme caution in accessing, receiving and sharing digital content associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Samantha Gannon

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