Covid Vaccination Scam

From the Safeguarding Adults Board:

There have been reports of a new scam where a person receives a text saying they need to book a vaccination appointment and it takes them to a fake NHS form which then asks for their bank details to prove their identity. 

Are we able to share this information with our providers?

The NHS will never ask for peoples banking information. 

There is a texting scam leaflet you can download here: https://cfa.nhs.uk/resources/downloads/fraud-awareness/covid-19/COVID-19_SMS_and_Text_Message_Scams.pdf

The scam has been reported in the media here: https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/1378158/NHS-Covid-19-Vaccination-Vaccine-Appointment-Pfizer-BioNTech-Text-Scam-How-To-Avoid

Please share this information with your service user networks and your teams. 

Many thanks, 

Kezia Barrass

CHSAB Business Support