Please ensure all you staff and people you support know that they should NEVER be asked for bank details.

OWL Messaging in partnership with Herts Constabulary and Neighbourhood Watch have made us aware of a recent scam involving the vaccine rollout.

The highly believable scam starts with a text and advises the user that they are eligible to apply for the vaccine, and to click on the link in the text message. The user is then led to a web page, which looks very convincing and asks them to complete some details, in order for them to be able to apply for the vaccine.

The details asked for:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Proof of address
  • Card payment details

With the rollout of multiple vaccines in the UK, these types of scam attempts are likely to continue, as fraudsters continue to take advantage of the roll-out to so many people.

This article was sent out to all Neighbourhood Watches across the Country, by the National Neighbourhood Watch on their website.

Please spread the word.