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Be aware of scams relating to the coronavirus vaccine

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Action Fraud has issued a warning to the public, advising us to remain vigilant as criminals begin to take advantage of the roll out of the coronavirus vaccine to commit fraud.

You could receive emails, text messages or phone calls which purport to be from the NHS and offer you access to the vaccine. If you receive any communication relating to the vaccine which asks you to provide financial details, this is a scam.

To help protect yourself, please remember the following:

You will be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a GP surgery or a pharmacy local to you, to receive your vaccine.

The vaccine is free of charge in the UK.

  • The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details.
  • The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking password.
  • The NHS will never arrive unannounced to your home to administer the vaccine.
  • The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips.

If you think you have been scammed, you can get advice and find out how to report it at Citizens Advice – What to do if you’ve been scammed.