Covid-19: Police warning over vaccine scam messages

By David Pittam & Alistair Coleman
BBC News

Publishedduration18 minutes agoshareSharenocloseShare pagelinkCopy linkAbout sharingRelated Topics

  • Coronavirus pandemic

image copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionThe scam messages lead to a convincing website asking for bank details

Fraudsters are sending out fake texts offering a Covid vaccine in an attempt to steal personal and financial information, police have warned.

Derbyshire Constabulary says that the text offers a link to an "extremely convincing" fake NHS website where people are asked to input their bank details to register for a vaccine.

They also say cold callers are asking people to pay for the vaccine over the phone.

There is no charge for the vaccine.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *