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Police in the North warn of Covid-19 vaccine scam

The PSNI has issued a warning.

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THE PSNI HAS issued a warning to people in the North about a text scam currently in operation.

Members of the public have been sent text messages telling them that they are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccination. 

The scam message reads “we have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine” and links to a convincing, but fake, NHS page which then asks for bank details.

The PSNI added that any messages asking for personal information are most likely a scam.

A spokeswoman 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.”

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