Be Scam Aware

On the back of human suffering you will always find those who are cruel and prey on others.

With the vaccination programme being rolled out across the country, criminals are coming up with new ways to scam people out of their money.

We’ve received notification of scammers who are sending fake text messages offering residents the COVID-19 vaccine. This features a link that takes you to a fake NHS website that asks for personal details.

Anyone who receives these texts should not click on the link and should instead forward the text to 7726. The message will then be investigated by your service provider, who can take the appropriate action to deal with the scam.

The NHS won’t ask you for personal or financial information to have your vaccine. When it is your turn, you will be contacted by your GP to book an appointment.

For more advice on identifying a scam, visit the Citizen’s Advice Bureau website.