Covid-19 Vaccination Scam Alerts – Leeds
Leeds City Council
We have been made aware of a specific scam operating this weekend offering school staff, fire and police appointments at Elland Road today and tomorrow. This is fake.
Please ignore it. It might be from this link: https://links.inhealthcare.co.uk/lthcovidimmunisation.
It has a Leeds telephone number. NHS colleagues will be communicating about this scam and WY Police are aware. Please do anything you can to get this message out through your networks.
At this stage, as you know, it is only health and social care staff who are eligible for the vaccination in line with the JCVI guidelines.
Please do all you can to help people avoid scams. The vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay, or asked for your bank account or card details, or your PIN.
The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine, or ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips. If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up.
If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to email@example.com. Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726 which is free of charge.
If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk
We’ve also had a few reports this week of people receiving scam emails from addresses such as ‘NHS Notifications’, ‘Noreply@nhs.gov.uk’ and ‘the NHS e-Referral Service’, which are best ignored and forwarded as above, or use the advice on the website link.