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Coronavirus Vaccination Scams

As of 7 January 2021, Action Fraud had received 57 reports from members of the public who have been sent text messages claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for coronavirus vaccinations. The texts ask the recipient to click on a link which takes them to an online form where they are prompted to input personal and financial details. In some cases the online form has looked very similar to the real NHS website.


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Bogus BT Telephone Call

Beware of a scam telephone call recently received from 0208 0400389 by one of our partners. The call stated, in an automated voice, "This is to inform you that your BT contract will be terminated tomorrow due to illegal theft and hacking activities. To restore your account and resolve the current scenario press 1 to talk to our investigation team right now. Please press 1 now. Thank you.

You can listen to the message here

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Vaccination Scams – A Warning from the NHS

Criminals are using the Covid-19 vaccinations as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details. They are sending convincing-looking text messages letting people know they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people directly, pretending to be from the NHS or local pharmacy.
People are warned to be alert to these scams:
The NHS will -

  • NEVER ask for payment – the vaccine is free;
  • NEVER ask for your bank details;
  • NEVER arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine;
  • NEVER ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport.

Be alert to:

  • Fake Text Messag
  • Fake Phone Calls;
  • Fake web-sites;
  • Fake visitors calling in person.

NHS Vaccine Scam Texts

NHS Vaccine Scam Texts


Scammers continue to exploit the confusion and urgency of the coronavirus pandemic to commit fraud on unsuspecting victims - this time by way of a fake text claiming the recipient can get a dose of one of the newly-approved vaccines.

The bogus message, seen below, states that the recipient is entitled to a vaccine and to receive more information they should click on the link in blue.

Read more: NHS Vaccine Scam Texts