Covid-19 Vaccination Scam

COVID-19: VACCINE FRAUD
TOP 4 VACCINE SCAMS. PEOPLE ARE WARNED TO BE ALERT TO THESE SCAMS:
 
TEXT MESSAGES
People are asked to press a number on their keypad or to send a text message to confirm they wish to receive the vaccine, doing so is likely to result in a charge being applied to their phone bill and fraudsters collecting personal information to use again.
 
PHONE CALLS
Victims receive a phone call from a fake caller offering the vaccine for a fee or asking for bank details
 
WEBSITES
Fake URL links to convincing-looking NHS vaccine booking forms,
these look like official NHS forms and may contain some personal information already, at the end of the form it asks for their bank
details.
 
IN PERSON
Fraudsters are calling unannounced at the homes of victims by
pretending to be from the NHS to administer the vaccine there and then, in exchange for a cash payment.
 
The NHS will:
NEVER ask for payment – the vaccine is free
NEVER ask for your bank details
NEVER arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine
NEVER ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport
 
Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the
public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details.
They are sending convincing-looking text messages letting
people know they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people
directly pretending to be from the NHS, or local pharmacy
 
Further details on the attached COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud Leaflet