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Cambridgeshire police warn of fraudsters sending fake texts about Covid-19 vaccinations




Cambridgeshire police have warned that fraudsters are preying on people’s desire to receive a Covid-19 vaccination by sending fake texts.

Fake texts about eligibility for a Covid-19 vaccine are being sent by fraudsters
Fake texts about eligibility for a Covid-19 vaccine are being sent by fraudsters

The force shared an example of text that read: “NHS: We have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine. For more information and to apply, follow here….”

A website for a fake application form follows.

Police said: “Once you click the link, it asks for ‘proof of ownership of address’ in the form of your sort code and a bank card number.

“This is a scam, do not share your details.”

The NHS is contacting people when it is their turn to receive one of the two approved Covid-19 vaccines. But it will not ask for your bank details.

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