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NHS Highland is warning people against a Covid vaccination scam


By Louise Glen

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NHS Highland have warned against a sophisticated scam.
NHS Highland have warned against a sophisticated scam.

NHS Highland has warned against a scam via email, phonecalls and text messages trying to get money from people for their Covid vaccination.

Scammers send a link to unknowing victims and by responding an amount of money is taken from the person's bank account or added to a bill.

NHS Highland reminded people that all vaccinations are free under the NHS, and it will never ask for money.

A spokeswoman said: "People are warned to be alert to these scams.

"We are aware that some people are receiving fraudulent emails, calls and text messages offering the #COVID19 vaccination.

"In some cases, people are asked to press a number on their keypad or to send a text message or click on links in emails to confirm they wish to receive the vaccine. Doing so is likely to result in a charge being applied to their phone bill. In other cases, callers are offering the vaccine for a fee or asking for bank details.

"The vaccine is only available from the #NHS and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn. At present, appointments are only being offered to the public over 80 years old."

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NHS Highland have warned against a sophisticated scam.
NHS Highland have warned against a sophisticated scam.


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