Vaccine Scam Alert
We are aware some people are receiving fraudulent calls and text messages offering the Covid-19 vaccination. In some cases, people are asked to press a number on their phone keypad or to send a text message to confirm they wish to receive the vaccine. Doing so is likely to result in a fee charge being applied to their phone bill. In other cases, callers are offering the vaccine for a fee or asking for bank details.
Please be alert to these scams. The vaccine is only available from the NHS and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn.
The NHS will:
- NEVER ask you to press a button on your keypad asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.
- NEVER ask for payment for the vaccine or for your bank details.
Cyber criminals are preying on fears of Covid-19 and sending 'phishing' text messages that try and trick users into clicking on a bad link. Please click on the following links for further information:
Top 4 SMS Scams
Be Alert to Vaccine Fraud