COVID-19 Vaccine Text Scam Alert

Alert message sent 06/01/2021 18:07:00

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We have been informed by the Neighbourhood Watch Network about a highly believable scam which starts with a text and advises the user that they are eligible to apply for the vaccine and to click on the link in the text message. The user is then led to a webpage, which looks very convincing and asks them to complete some details, in order for them to be able to apply for the vaccine.
 
The details asked for:
Name
Address
Date of birth
Proof of address
Card payment details
 
With the recent approval of multiple vaccines in the UK, these types of scam attempts are likely to continue, as fraudsters continue to take advantage of the rollout to some many people.
 
For more information please see the article on the Ourwatch website: https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/news/fake-text-identifying-you-eligible-covid-19-vaccine

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Clare Harrison (NWN, MSA, Cheshire)

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