During the Covid-19 pandemic make sure you are on your guard against scams. Scammers are taking advantage of the current coronavirus situation, whether it is to extort money, or to gain access to your home. If in doubt, apply the scam test:
S- seems to good to be true
C- contacted out of the blue
A- asked for personal detail
M- money is requested
Your Covid vaccination invitation could come to you via a text on your mobile phone, however police have warned that fraudsters are sending out fake texts offering a Covid vaccine in an attempt to steal personal and financial information. See the image below for an example of the fake message.
The legitimate message to invite you will read: ‘Dear ____, you have been invited to book you Covid vaccination, to book an appointment, please follow the link’. On clicking the link, you will be directed to the booking page where you can select a time slot. You will not be asked to enter personal details.
If you are still unsure, contact us at the surgery to confirm whether a text invite has been sent out.