COVID-19 Scams – Police advice from Golden Valley SNT

Herefordshire police update feb 2021Here is the February newsletter from the Golden Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team providing advice on how to detect Coronovirus Scams and where to report them.

These include a fake NHS text telling people they’re eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine. The web link in the text message takes you through to an extremely convincing fake NHS website that asks for your personal details, asking for bank/card details in order to ‘check identity’.

The NHS will contact you when it is your turn to receive the vaccine, likely by letter from your GP or from the NHS itself.  You will NOT be asked for bank details.

Some people are receiving fake text messages claiming they’ve been in contact with someone who’s
tested positive for COVID-19. The newsletter shows how you tell if a contact tracing text is real.

if you receive scams by email., text, phone or mail (and I’m sure you do!) and you wish to report any to police, please contact Action Fraud.

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