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Possible Cervical Screening Text Messaging Scam Posted on 22 May 2020

We have received reports today of a possible scam. Some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details.

These messages are not from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.

The Action Fraud Line has been contacted.

All services should ensure that staff dealing with queries from general practices and the public:

  • are aware of the situation
  • handle any suspicious calls and concerns by:
    • reporting them according to local organisational policies
    • alerting the screening and immunisation team (SIT) and the screening quality assurance service (SQAS)
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