COVID-19 Vaccination Scam

Dangerous text has been circulating where people are being told they are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. The link in the message takes you to a convincing fake NHS website where it asks for personal information and bank account details. If you receive any communication like this, do not click any links in the message and delete it immediately.

Cold calls regarding the vaccine are also beginning to take place where payment is asked for over the phone. If you receive one of these calls, hang up straight away.

Please remember the COVID-19 vaccination is free and any adverts for a vaccine in return for payment are highly likely to be a scam.

Spotting a scam

The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge on the NHS.

The NHS will never ask for:

  • your bank account or card details
  • your pin or banking password
  • copies of personal documents to prove your identity such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips

If you think you have been a victim of fraud or identify theft, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Which has some great advice to avoid the scams and what to look out for: click here to view

For trusted information about the COVID-19 vaccine roll out, please use the www.gov.uk and www.nhs.uk websites.

Published: Jan 29, 2021

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