In recent weeks a number of attempted COVID-19 related scams have emerged across the country, including:
- people receiving text messages informing them that they are ‘eligible’ to apply for a vaccine and then asking them to provide bank details
- people receiving text messages that claim to be from the HMRC inviting them to claim for a ‘grant’
- scammers looking to take advantage of businesses applying for business grants
Never provide your bank details in response to any email, phone call or text from anyone claiming to be part of the NHS vaccine programme. Bank details, passwords and pin numbers will never be requested as the COVID-19 vaccine is free and this should be an automatic red flag.