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Essex Police Warns of Fake NHS Vaccine Texts

Essex Police Warns of Fake NHS Vaccine Texts

Essex Police have issued a warning in their latest fraud alert system advising another fraudulent text message is circulating claiming to be from the NHS, encouraging people to applyfor their COVID vaccine.

The text message contains a link that takes recipients to a very convincing website which proceeds to ask for personal and payment details. This should be an immediate red flag, along with bad grammar and spelling mistakes, one of which can be seen highlighted in the full warning from the police, which is available to read: Essex_Police_COVID_Vaccine_Scam_Texts_Latest_Update_8_Jan_2021.pdf [pdf] 488KB

Remember: the COVID-19 is free via the NHS only. It is not possible to purchase the vaccine or obtain via other methods.