Scamwatch issued a warning on Monday after some residents received fraudulent text messages to access digital proof they have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus.  
“As COVID-19 restrictions start to ease for vaccinated people in some parts of Australia, beware of scams relating to vaccine passports,” the government agency wrote on Twitter.
“These can look convincing but are a scam designed to steal your personal info.”
The warning included an image of the fake text message which read, “your digital version of COVID-19 Passport is available”.
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The text message concluded with a link.
Scamwatch said Australians who receive the message should delete it.
The con comes as state and national leaders continue to indicate that residents will need to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus to be given greater freedoms in society going forward.
New South Wales continues to battle an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta strain, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian last week announcing some restrictions will be eased for those who have received two doses of a vaccine.
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From 12.01am on September 13, residents who live outside of local government areas (LGAs) of concern will be able to hold outdoor gatherings of up to five people, including children.
All adults must be fully vaccinated, be allowed in a person’s LGA or within 5km from home.
In Sydney’s COVID-hit LGAs, double-dosed families will be granted an hour of recreation on top of their hour of exercise. 
Australians can prove their vaccination status through Medicare.
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