ACTION FRAUD: COVID VACCINATIONS

MESSAGE TO PATIENTS

Action Fraud is warning the public to remain vigilant as criminals begin to take advantage of the roll out of the CORONAVIRUS VACCINE to commit fraud. 

Please say vigilant and read the following statements:

  • The vaccine is FREE of charge
  • The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details
  • The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking password
  • The NHS will never arrive unannounced to your home to administer the vaccine
  • The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips
  • If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up
  • If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk
  • Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726 which is free of charge

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

– A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
– A new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

NHS 111
Government Stay At Home Guidance
NHS Information Page