Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details.
Fraudsters send convincing-looking email and text messages telling people they are eligible for the vaccine or phone people and pretend to be from the NHS or a local pharmacy.
Remember that 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
Click on the green link below for a 2-page poster with useful advice on how to spot a fake vaccination message