Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

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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

Face Coverings

There is a simple guide to making a face covering here. If you cannot find material that is suitable you can visit the Market Street Emporium where ready made cloth masks and material can be purchased.

A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. More information on using face coverings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is available.

 

Read more: Face Coverings