Covid-19 Vaccine Text Scam Alert
6 January 2021
A highly believable text scam which advises the user that they are eligible to apply for the vaccine and to click on the link in the text message is circulating. The user is then led to a webpage, which looks very convincing and asks them to complete some details, in order for them to be able to apply for the vaccine.
The details asked for:
- Date of birth
- Proof of address
- Card payment details
With the recent approval of multiple vaccines in the UK, these types of scam attempts are likely to continue, as fraudsters continue to take advantage of the rollout to some many people.
Never give out your personal details.
Protect others by reporting incidents like this. If you, or anyone you know, have been affected by this fraud or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk.