Fake Text Regarding COVID-19 Test

A dangerous fake NHS text has been circulating, telling people they’re eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s what it looks like:

image of fake covid vaccine text

The URL shown in the image takes you through to an extremely convincing fake NHS website that asks for your personal details.

image of fake NHS site

Never give out your personal details

With the recent approval of multiple vaccines in the UK, these types of scam attempts are likely to continue as fraudsters look to take advantage of the rollout to so many people.

Cold calls regarding the vaccine are also beginning to take place, we’ve already had reports of scammers asking people to pay for it over the phone. If you receive of these calls, hang up.

Protect others by reporting incidents like this.

If you, or anyone you know, have been affected by this fraud or any other scam, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk