|A dangerous fake NHS-looking text has been circulating, telling people they’re eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s very authentic looking and convincing, using NHS lettering, colours and logo. As with all scams, it intends to trick people into disclosing personal information such as bank or credit card details, address and ID. Do not press any buttons on the text or click any links.|
Cold calls regarding the vaccine are also beginning to take place – there’s already reports of scammers asking people to pay for it over the phone. If you receive one of these calls, hang up immediately.
You do not need to ‘apply’ to get the vaccine. The NHS will contact you when it’s your turn to receive it, usually via your GP. Wait for your appointment communication.
Click here to read more in order to protect yourself from fraudsters using the pandemic to steal information. You can (and, really should) report scams to the Police here.