The Coronavirus vaccine is being rolled out across the United Kingdom and many other countries and it will save a lot of lives.
Some scammers see this as an opportunity to take advantage of people’s fear, to steal from them.
The most common scam is where they contact people and offer the vaccine but take a payment in cash or by card. Once they have your card details, they may empty your account.
In the UK, all Covid-19 vaccinations are carried out by the NHS and there is never any charge for this. Even if the premises is a private company e.g. ASDA supermarket pharmacy – there is no charge.
You may be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a GP surgery or pharmacy local to you, to receive your vaccine.
– The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details.
– NHS staff do not arrive on your doorstep offering vaccines for payment.
– The NHS do not ask people to prove their identity by means of driving licence, passport etc.
If you have any experiences with these scams do let me know, by email.