The Council has been made aware of an COVID 19 vaccination text and email scam.
Previous reports of a new scam where a person receives a text saying they need to book a vaccination appointment has now been updated to include emails as well. The text or email scam takes people to a fake NHS form which then asks for their bank details to prove their identity.
Please be aware that the NHS will never ask for a person’s banking information so please do not provide any as it will be a scam
The advice is simple, if you receive a text or email asking you for your bank details to book a vaccination appointment please delete it.
You can report any fraud online or on 0300 123 2040.
See further information on dealing with scams and fraud, or contact the consumer helpline telephone number via 0808 223 1133.