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COVID vaccine scams

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We are aware that a small number of people nationally have received suspicious calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination

To protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, remember the following points.

  • The vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free to people in priority groups, and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn. You will not be asked to pay for the vaccine
  • The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text to confirm you want the vaccine, and never ask for payment or for your bank details
  • We are not making house calls to deliver or discuss the vaccine

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, and particularly if you are worried that someone has or might come to your house, report it to the Police online or by calling 101.

Posted on Wednesday 30th December 2020
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