Residents warned of scammers over COVID-19 vaccine
By Bobby Kelly. Independant Journalist. Last edited 00:05 08/01/2021
Ceredigion residents have been warned of Covid-19 vaccine scammers following concern from Dyfed Powys Police Economic Crime Team that scammers are sending texts, emails and calls attempting to get residents to apply for the Covid-19 vaccine.
Scammers have made texts and emails to look as though it has come from the NHS offering a Covid-19 vaccine. Do not open any suspicious links or attachments.
Dyfed-Powys Police suggest to always:
Stop: Take a moment to think before parting with your money or information – it could keep you safe.
Challenge: Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
Protect: Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen victim to a scam and report it to the Police.
and Remember: The NHS, The police, or your bank, will never ask you to withdraw money or transfer it to a different account. They will also never ask you to reveal your full banking password or PIN.
Residents are encouraged to follow these steps if they are contacted:
If you have received an email which you are not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have received suspicious text messages, forward these message on to the free of charge number on 7726.