We have been made aware of fake NHS text messages circulating, informing the public that they’re eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine.
The scam message reads “We have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine” which prompts you to click on a link to find out more and to “apply” for the vaccine.
Any texts or emails containing URLs should always be treated with caution and we’d urge for members of the public to avoid clicking links in unsolicited texts or emails.
Texts or emails that ask you to provide information such as your name, date of birth or financial details are scams and if you’re ever unsure about these types of messages, ignore or delete them.
Cold calls that ask you to provide personal or financial details or ask you to pay over the phone to access the vaccine have also been reported. If you receive one of these calls, hang up immediately.
How to protect yourself from scams
Please share this warning with friends, families, neighbours and colleagues so we can prevent anyone from falling victim to scams.
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Gillian Fleet (Police, Preventing financial fraud officer, Lincolnshire)