Beware vaccine scams

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Fetcham Residents should be wary of bogus text messages, email, or telephone calls claiming to be from the NHS, offering them the opportunity to sign up for Coronavirus Vaccinations :

Pauline Smith, Head of Action Fraud, said:

"Remember, the vaccine is only available on the NHS and is totally free of charge. The NHS will never ask you for details about your bank account, or to pay for the vaccine. If you receive an email, text message or phone call purporting to be from the NHS and you are asked to provide financial details, this is a definitely a scam."

The NHS will never:

                  * ask for your bank account or card details

                  * ask for your PIN or banking passwords

                  * arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine

                  * ask for documentation to prove your identity, such as a passport or utility bills

  • If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up
  • If you are suspicious about an email, forward it to
  • Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to 7726, which is free of charge.

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