Warning: NHS England issues advice over bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 11th April 2017, 1:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:38 pm
The NHS has warned of a text message scam.
The NHS has warned of a text message scam.

A statement, released by NHS England today, said: "NHS England have been made aware of a bogus text message claiming to be from the NHS asking people to confirm both their year of birth and email address.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

"The message reads: 'Hi, this is a message from the NHS to confirm your identity please reply with Y followed by your year of birth'. We are told that if you reply, another message is sent asking for an email address.

"The NHS does not collect information in this way, therefore we are advising patients and the public not to respond should they receive anything."