COVID-19 Vaccination Scam

Glebe Surgery from north

Dear Patients,

Please be aware that it has been brought to our attention that there is a COVID Vaccine Scam and we wish to make you aware of it.  Should you be contacted please follow the advice below.

COVID-19 vaccination scam alert

We are aware that some patients are receiving fraudulent calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination. In some cases, people are asked to press a number on their keypad or to send a text message 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. We are working with community partners and the media to warn people to be alert to these scams.

The advice is that 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 members of the public over 80 years old. If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, report it to Sussex Police online or by calling 101.

The Glebe Surgery
The Glebe
West Sussex
RH20 4FR
01903 742942

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