Scam alert: bogus COVID-19 vaccination text messages.

A scam regarding the COVID-19 vaccine is doing the rounds via text message. The text is made to look like it comes from the NHS, stating ‘we have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine’ and advises people to follow a link to get more information and ‘apply’. Those who follow the link are taken to a pretty good imitation of an NHS website that asks for personal details, including bank/card details, ‘to check your identity.’ This is a scam please do not respond with any personal details.

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