Throughout this pandemic we have highlighted the importance of remaining vigilant of scams and of people who are willing to exploit the vulnerable sector of our communities during these challenging times. Unfortunately, there have been reports of new scams emerging relating to the COVID-19 vaccination.
In particular, we wanted to draw attention to the fake ‘NHS’ text scam currently circulating. Individuals receive a text with a link that takes them to a believable-looking ‘NHS’ form that attempts to take the following personal details:
- Date of Birth
- Payment card details
- Proof of address
Please be aware:
- There is NO application process for the vaccine
- There is NO payment for the vaccine
- ** Individuals will be contacted by their own GP when they become eligible to receive it **
Please keep in mind the following advice:
- Do NOT click on links in unknown texts – always check it first
- NEVER give out your personal details
- Cold Calls: There have also been reports of scammers asking people to pay for the vaccine over the phone. If you receive one of these calls, hang up.
If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us on the office telephone (below). All of our latest updates about the current coronavirus crisis, including frequently asked questions, can also be found here.
Office telephone No:
Emergency on-call telephone:
(out of office hours and weekends)
For further details about these vaccination scams, please read the following BBC news story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-55560604