Coronavirus testing and vaccinations
Action Fraud is warning the public to remain vigilant as criminals begin to take advantage of the roll out of the coronavirus vaccine to commit fraud. They have some important points to remind people about the vaccine:
- The vaccine is free of charge
Also, the NHS will never:
- ask you for your bank account or card details
- ask you for your PIN or banking password
- arrive unannounced to your home to administer the vaccine
- ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips
If you receive a call you beleive to be fraudulent, hang up straight away.
- if you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726, which is free of charge
If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, contact Action Fraud immediately on 0300 123 2040 or report fraud online.
- for full information visit the Action Fraud website
Last updated Friday, 22nd January 2021