DORSET Police has warned about phishing emails relating to the NHS Test and Trace programme.

Notably, one scam email refers to the service as “track and trace” and advises the recipient that they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.

They are instructed to click on a link in order to find out who that person is and are warned that if they fail to do so within 24 hours legal action may be taken.

Police remind people that the official NHS Test and Trace programme will never ask for financial details.

If you think you’ve become a victim of fraud, report it to Action Fraud at or by calling 0300 123 2040.