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 your personal documents such as your passport.
See below for full details of what to do. You can also download a PDF of this flyer here. Thank you to our Community Health Champions for sharing this update.