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Be aware of Covid-19 vaccination scam

7 January 2021
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We are aware of people receiving fraudulent calls and text messages offering the Covid-19 vaccination.

These have taken the form of people being asked to press a number on their keypad or send a text message to confirm they wish to receive the vaccine. This could result in a charge being applied to their phone bill.

Fraudulent callers are also offering the vaccine for a fee or asking for bank details.

People are warned to be alert to these scams.

The vaccine is only available from the NHS and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn.

The NHS will not ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text to confirm you want the vaccine, and never ask you for payment or for your bank details.

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft, report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, please report it to the police by calling 101.

Watch our video about how to spot a suspicious call.

Preview of Sanctuary Housing's 'Suspicious Calls' video