Anyone who has received a Covid-19 vaccination is being warned not to fall for a cleverly disguised scam text message.

Anyone who has received a Covid-19 vaccination is being warned not to fall for a cleverly disguised scam text message.

On Monday morning, Scamwatch warned that they had reports of SMS messages claiming vaccine recipients could get a payment after being jabbed.

The scammers pretended there was such thing as a Covid-19 vaccination benefit payment and encouraged people to click on a malware link.

The fake message reads: “Department of Health: Our records show you are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination benefit payment. Find out more: …”

In response, Scamwatch shot back: “WARNING: The government is not offering a benefit payment for those who receive their Covid-19 vaccine.

“If you get a message like this, or any other message offering you unexpected money, it’s a scam. Do not click the link and delete the message!”

Scammers have made the most of the Covid-19 pandemic, with the amount of money lost doubling between 2019 and 2020.

This isn’t the first time scammers have masqueraded as an authoritative figure to trick vulnerable Australians.

Back in September, the government warned that opportunists were using the lockdown in NSW and Victoria to get bank account details from small businesses trying to sign up to a grant.

Aussies were also stung by scammers pretending to be from a Melbourne pathology lab informing people they had tested positive to…

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