Scam Alert – Fake COVID-19 vaccine text messages

Text messages circulating claiming to be from the NHS offering the COVID-19 vaccine are fake and misleading say Norfolk Trading Standards.

Anyone following the links supplied in the messages will be taken to a fake NHS website which will attempt to gather personal and financial details.

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. These people will be contacted by the NHS. You will never be asked to supply financial details for the vaccination.

If you receive this or a similar text message you can report it by forwarding it to 7726.

If you have received a text message which you believe to be a scam you can also report it to Trading Standards via the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on freephone 0808 223 1133.