An example of a phishing scam text message sent to a cell phone in the Yukon. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukoners receive text scam offering cash to vaccine recipients

The fraudulent texts claim they come from the Government of Canada.


On July 12, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) notified the public that they had received reports of phishing text messages which are part of a scam tied to the COVID-19 vaccine. 

The texts claim they were sent by the Government of Canada. They go on to say that the recipient is eligible for money from a vaccine relief fund which can be claimed by clicking a link.

Yukoners used social media to warn others that they had received the scam texts.

“The goal is to steal your personal and/or financial information, which can be used for identity fraud. Don’t click the link and…

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