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Fenland people warned over vaccine scammers

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Against Scams Partnership (CAPASP) are warning residents to watch out for fraudulent text messages from scammers posing as the NHS, claiming to offer Covid vaccines.

Scammers have been active throughout the pandemic, exploiting the resultant fear and confusion for their own gain.

This recent scam has seen residents being sent a text message which includes a blue link, which takes them to a fake webpage with NHS branding. The resident is then asked to ‘confirm ownership of address’ by providing their bank details.

Warning over covid vaccine scammers. (43889118)
Warning over covid vaccine scammers. (43889118)

Scammers claiming to be from NHS are also telephoning residents, instructing them to press a key to confirm they'd like to receive the vaccine or asking for bank details as affirmation to receive the vaccine.

Please remember that your surgery or the NHS will administer your Covid vaccine free of charge – do not give out your bank details to pay for a vaccine or to confirm your address.

For genuine COVID-19 related advice including vaccination information, visit www.gov.uk and www.nhs.uk

You can forward suspicious texts to 7726.

For more information about CAPASP visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/against-scams

To receive CAPASP scam alerts direct to your inbox please contact: against-scams@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

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