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How can I spot a scam?

The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge on the health service. The health service will never ask you to send:
  • Your bank account or card details
  • Your pin or banking password
  • Copies of personal documents to prove your identity such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips

If you think you have been a victim of fraud or identify theft, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

National Cyber Security Centre also runs a suspicious email reporting service, so if you get a suspicious email send it to If you get a suspicious text, forward it to 7726 and it will be investigated. You can read more about this service here:  

Updated: 4 months ago Posted: February 24, 2021 10:27 am Share: