As the English testing and tracing system collapses and has to be delayed for a month and as the Scottish system seems, judging by the eerie media silence, to be working, BBC Scotland have found something they can use.

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has received evidence of a phishing scam themed around the [UK] app, even before the real app has released nationally:

Members of the public received texts informing them that they have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The message contains a link to a bogus website which asks for the personal details of the user. Scammers may use the information to gain access to bank accounts and commit other forms of identity fraud.

There have been no such reports about the Scottish programme yet the Health Secretary seems to have been pressurised into offering reassurances. The BBC Scotland report offers no evidence of where the question came from.

Footnote: If you get a call from someone claiming to be Lisa Summers from the BBC and asking for details of any problems you’ve had with the Scottish testing and tracing system, it’s genuine, so just hang up.