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Coronavirus (COVID-19): the policing response and what you need to know

Fraudulent coronavirus vaccine emails

Criminals are continuing to take advantage of the coronavirus vaccines rollout with phishing emails on the increase.

 

A email that tries to trick the recipient into handing over their bank account details. The email appears to come from the NHS and asks the recipient to click on a link to accept or decline an invitation to receive the coronavirus vaccine.

If they click accept, they are asked to input personal information and their bank card details.

The vaccine is free of charge.

At no point will you be asked to pay or to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents. The NHS will not turn up unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine.

 

If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk. If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.

 

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