Police issue warning over fake vaccine text

  • 08 Jan 2021


Devon and Cornwall police have issued a warning following a new scam that has been circulating in the region.

A Police spokesman said: "We are seeing an increase in phishing and in particular Smishing (SMS texts) being sent to individuals stating they are eligible for the Covid vaccine, these texts purport to be from the NHS and the link in the text takes you to a very convincing looking NHS website, you are then asked to confirm your identity and provide your payment card details. The NHS will never ask you for your payment card details