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NHS Scam

Alert message sent 07/01/2021 12:58:00

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Nationally, a fake NHS text message has been circulating, informing people that they’re eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine.
The scam message reads “we have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine” and then prompts you to click on a link for further information or to ‘apply’ for the vaccine.
This URL takes you to a convincing NHS website, which is in face fake, where fraudsters are attempting to coerce people into divulging personal or financial information.
If you receive a text or email that asks you to click on a link or for you to provide information, such as your name, credit card or bank details, it's a scam.
Any text message containing a link should be treated with caution. The best way to find information from GOV.UK, or any other agency, is to visit that particular website via a trusted source (such as through Google or Bing) and do not click on links texts or emails.
Cold calls regarding the vaccine are also beginning to take place, where scammers are asking people to pay for the vaccine over the phone. If you receive one of these calls, hang up

https://cfa.nhs.uk/resources/downloads/fraud-awareness/covid-19/COVID-19_SMS_and_Text_Message_Scams.pdf
 
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Justine Pritchard (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Administrator , Thames Valley)

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