North East Wellbeing Network have shared information about a COVID-19 vaccine scam.
They have been made aware that fraudsters are sending out fake text messages offering a COVID-19 vaccine in an attempt to steal personal and financial information.
The text offers a link to an extremely convincing fake NHS website where people are asked to input their bank details to register for a 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.
Cold callers are also asking people to pay for the vaccine over the phone.
*Please remember that there’s no charge for the vaccine.*
Major organisations like The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership will NEVER send unsolicited emails or texts asking for banking details. 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. You should never give out personal details to organisations or people before verifying their credentials first, even if the message appears to be genuine.