Guide East Devon residents Coronavirus update - 05 February 2021

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4. Vaccine fraud warnings issued

Texts, alleging to be from the NHS, are being sent out claiming the recipients are eligible to apply for their vaccine. There is a link to ‘apply’ that takes users to a fake NHS website that asks for personal and financial details, in order to verify their identity.

Other Covid-19 related scams include fake links claiming to be from GOV.UK saying the victim can claim some kind of benefit while another scam text claims the recipient has been fined for breaching lockdown.

If anyone receives these messages, forward them to 7726 and report it immediately to Action Fraud.

You can also find further information and advice on the Cyber Aware website.