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Warning As Reports Of Coronavirus Scams Soar On Isle Of Wight

Warnings have been issued by concerned Isle of Wight residents after scammers, purporting to be providing the coronavirus vaccine, have approached them in recent days.

It comes as scams, involving fake text messages and phone calls have been reported to Trading Standards.

In the UK, coronavirus vaccinations will only be available via the National Health Services of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a local GP surgery or pharmacy, to receive your vaccination.

Remember, the vaccinations are free of charge and you will not be asked for payment.

The NHS will never:

  • ask for your bank account or card details
  • ask for your PIN or banking passwords
  • arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine
  • ask for documentation to prove your identity, such as a passport or utility bills

You can find more information about coronavirus and vaccine-related scams here. 

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