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County-wide Warning About Vaccination Email Scam

Published on: 25 Jan, 2021
Updated on: 25 Jan, 2021

Tricksters are trying to swindle residents awaiting vaccination, Surrey Neighbourhood Watch is warning.

Emails that appear to be from the NHS offer appointments but ask for personal and bank details to pay for the vaccination. These are scams.

The Covid vaccination is free and those to be vaccinated are contacted via a text (usually from their GP practice), a letter from the NHS, or possibly a phone call from GPs, if short notice. All these methods will allow you to choose a venue and a time.

In the Neighbourhood Watch statement it says: “You are not applying for the vaccination, you are being invited to attend one of the vaccination centres. At no time will you be asked for any other personal or financial details (but you may need to provide date of birth as a security measure).”

The link below downloads a poster from the government giving details of what a scam invitation will look like.

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