Police issue warning over Covid vaccine scam in Northern Ireland 8 months ago

Police issue warning over Covid vaccine scam in Northern Ireland

Don't get caught out.

The PSNI has issued a warning informing people of a phishing scam related to the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Northern Ireland.

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The text that people are sent reads "we have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine" and links to a site that looks like an NHS page, which then asks for bank details.

A spokesperson for the PSNI said: "If you receive a text or email that asks you to click on a link or for you to provide information, such as your name, credit card or bank details, it’s a likely to be a scam.

"Scams can come in many forms and this one is just the latest attempt by fraudsters to exploit the pandemic for financial gain."

A phishing scam is the name given to the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information or data, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by disguising oneself as a trustworthy or genuine entity in an electronic communication.