Be Aware – NHS Vaccine Scams

Be aware this is a scam  
 

Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Trading Standards team received a complaint from a consumer this week who had received a text message from +44 7943 028442 stating:

“NHS: We have identified that your are eligible for your vaccine. For more information and to apply, follow here application-ukform.com” 

Please note the incorrect use of ‘your’ instead of ‘you’.
 
The complainant advised when he followed the link it took him to a copy of an NHS website and also provided links to the real NHS website. On the final page personal information was requested including name, date of birth, address, a payment card (to check billing) and proof of address. There was also a spelling mistake.
 

Be aware this is a scam  
 

To report a scam or if you are concerned about recent correspondence you have received, contact the Council’s Trading Standards Team, Tel: 01225 396753, Email: trading_standards@bathnes.gov.uk

Read a recent article about these scams here in The Sun, 29th December 2020.