Watch out for ‘scam’ text messages

We have been contacted colleagues in the East Midlands about a patient who received a text message purporting to be from NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence).

The message stated that after some further analysis, the blood test that the patient had recently had showed signs that she had possible cancer and attached a table of the results. It is believed that the file can do damage to the phone / computer or strip out personal details. It also said to contact your GP.

The text message is a scam. There is more information on the NICE website http://www.nice.org.uk/

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Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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