The public are being warned to look out for fake emails regarding the vaccine roll-out that may lead them into losing money.
As people wait for correspondence from the NHS about when they can have their vaccine jab, scammers are using the opportunity to take advantage. Kent Police and Action Fraud UK are alerting people that a number of phishing emails are being sent, which would redirect people to the scammers websites. The emails appear genuine and indicate that the receiver can get their vaccination for Covid19.
If you receive an email, text message or phone call purporting to be from the @NHSuk and you are asked to provide financial details, or pay for the vaccine, this is a scam.
The NHS will administer all vaccinations and these are free. They will never ask for your account details or charge a fee. You should never have to provide bank or financial details, nor passwords or PINs. The only details you should receive from the NHS is details of an appointment where you can attend to get your vaccination.
If you receive an email and are unsure if it is bogus, the best option is to telephone your GP surgery for advice.