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.
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
Wednesday 27th January, 2021
Local surgeries are making telephone calls to their patients to offer appointments for their vaccinations, this is a totally free service and they will never ask for any money.
They will never ask for any bank details either.
Please report any suspicious incidents via 101.