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COVID Scams

Alert message sent 23/01/2021 17:47:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police



Good Afternoon

I do apologise for sending this message out again but we have had reports that residents in the Heathtown area have recieved calls regarding receiving a covid vaccine.

Criminals are using the COVID 19 vaccine as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details.They are sending convincing looking text messages letting people know they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people directly pretending to be from the NHS, or local pharmacy.

THE NHS WILL:

NEVER ask for for payment- the vaccine is free

NEVER ask for your bank details

NEVER arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine

NEVER ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport.

If you recieve a call you believe to be fraudulent HANG UP . If you are suspicious about an email you have recieved forward it to report@phising.gov.uk
Suspicious text messages to 7726 which is free.
Message sent by
Anthony Meakin (Police, PCSO, East Park)

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