Covid Vaccine Scams
Sadly, scammers continue to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to commit fraud on unsuspecting victims.
The Cambs Police Cyber Protection Office had reports of fraudsters sending fake text messages, which claim you are entitled to a dose of the newly-approved vaccine.
The bogus message states that you are entitled to a vaccine and to receive more information you should click on the link.
Unfortunately, these texts are fake.
Once you click on the link, you are taken to a webpage, which is branded to look like a genuine NHS page, which requests to see ‘proof of ownership of address’ in the form of your bank account, sort code and a full bank card number.
Do not give your bank or card details to make payment for a vaccine or to prove your residential address.
Coronavirus vaccines are free and the NHS will never ask for any money or your bank details.
What you can and cannot do during the national lockdown
You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.