Barwell Parish Council

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CORONAVIRUS SCAM

CORONAVIRUS SCAM

Leicestershire Trading Standards have been made aware of a scam, whereby, members of the public receive a text message advising that they are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine. They are then encouraged to provide various personal information. The following is now posted on our Trading Standards Facebook page, please feel free to distribute as appropriate:

Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards Service

!! Scam alert – Covid-19 vaccine scam text !!

Criminals are taking advantage of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout through a convincing

Scam text to steal people's personal and financial details

The text contains a link that leads to a convincing fake NHS website with an

application form. It asks for your bank / card details in order to 'check identity'. The NHS will not ask for payment.

Please warn friends and family of this scam text.

Read the full Which? article at https://bit.ly/2WWTJJc

Posted: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 09:25 by Deputy Clerk

Tags: COVID-19