Published on 01/20/2021

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Click on the document below for more information on how to protect yourself from scams regarding the Covid vaccinations.

The words 'Scam Alert' in red

Beware there is a scam circulating concerning vaccinations.  The following is from Devon and Cornwall Police.

Fake Vaccination Text

Please be wary of fake COVID-19 vaccine text alerts, the fake text alerts appear to be from the NHS stating that the recipient is eligible to apply for a vaccine and followed by a link - please do not click on the link - the link is a convincing fake NHS website which asks for personal and financial information. The NHS will never ask for your banking information.

Please be wary of other scams related to COVID-19 which may include:

  • Fake links claiming to take you to a Government website for a COVID-19 related payment
  • Offers of health supplements that will prevent you from becoming infected
  • Financial support offers that appear to be from your bank
  • Fines suggesting you have breached lockdown

If you have clicked and supplied your details please phone your bank/building society immediately on a telephone number from a reliable source (if any financial information has been passed) and report to Action Fraud via the website or by phoning 0300 123 2040.

If you have any concerns please email or phone 101.
Please pass this information on and consider displaying in public areas such as notice boards etc.
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Message Sent By
Linzi Berryman (Police, DC Alert Officer, Devon & Cornwall)