|Sadly, scammers continue to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to commit fraud on unsuspecting victims.
We’ve had reports of fraudsters sending fake text messages, which claim you are entitled to a dose of the newly-approved vaccine.
The bogus message states that you are entitled to a vaccine and to receive more information you should click on the link.
Unfortunately, these texts are fake. Once you click on the link, you are taken to a webpage, which is branded to look like a genuine NHS page, which requests to see ‘proof of ownership of address’ in the form of your bank account, sort code and a full bank card number.
Do not give your bank or card details to make payment for a vaccine or to prove your residential address.
Coronavirus vaccines are free and the NHS will never ask for any money or your bank details.
|Message Sent By
Tara Dundon (Police, Comms officer, Corp comms)
Covid Vaccine Scam
8th January 2021