Important. Please warn everyone you know about the Covid-19 and Vaccination Scams that are currently doing the rounds on social media.
If you’re on Social Media and you get messaged with something like below then please DO NOT CLICK – it’s a scam. If you do click through and happen to get to something asking you to confirm your identity or provide any banking details then hopefully that should ring warning bells and tell you that it’s a scam. Ignore.
Just to be clear – there is no money involved with the vaccinations – you will NEVER be asked for your banking details.
So, a reminder:
Coronavirus vaccines are only available on the NHS. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, or a GP surgery local to you, to receive your vaccine. Remember, the vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay.
The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details.
The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking password.
The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine.
The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips.
If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to email@example.com. Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726 which is free of charge.
If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk
The NCSC is asking people to report suspect emails to its Suspicious Email Reporting Service simply by forwarding them to firstname.lastname@example.org. All emails forwarded to the service are analysed and if they are found to link to malicious content, it will be taken down or blocked, helping prevent future victims of crime.
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.
To emphasise this, the NHS and the Police and other partners are working together to warn people about these scams. Read more about this here – with lots of their advice.