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COVID Pass Fraud

Alert message sent 28/09/2021 08:23:00

Information sent on behalf of Staffordshire Police

Beware of COVID Pass FRAUD

Criminals are using the NHS COVID Pass as a way to target the public by convincing them to hand over money, financial details and personal information. They are sending imitation text messages, emails and making phone calls pretending to be from the NHS, and offering fake vaccine certificates for sale online and through social media.

The NHS App is FREE

The NHS will NEVER ask for payment or any financial details Do not respond to requests for money or important personal information such as bank details or passwords. Be alert to links and attachments in unexpected text messages or emails.

If you receive a call and suspect it to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk. If you are suspicious about a text message, forward it to the number 7726, which is free-of-charge.

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by
visiting actionfraud.police.uk or calling 0300 123 2040.

If you have any information relating to NHS COVID Pass or vaccine certificate fraud you can stay 100%
anonymous by contacting CrimeStoppers online at covidfraudhotline.org or phone on 0800 587 5030.
The NHS COVID Pass is available to demonstrate your COVID-19 status either in a digital or paper format via the NHS App, the NHS website or by calling 119.

Please pass on this information to as many friends, relatives and neighbours as possible.
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Julia Wells (Police, PCSO, Burton Urban)

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