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Ceredigion residents warned of COVID-19 vaccine scams

This comes following concern from Dyfed Powys Police Economic Crime Team that scammers are sending texts and emails and even calls attempting to get residents to apply for the Covid-19 vaccine.

Scammers have made texts and emails to look as though it has come from the NHS offering a Covid-19 vaccine. Do not open any suspicious links or attachments.

Dyfed-Powys Police suggest to always:

  • Stop: Take a moment to think before parting with your money or information – it could keep you safe.
  • Challenge: Could it be fake? It’s ok to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.
  • Protect: Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen victim to a scam and report it to the Police.
  • and Remember: The NHS, The police, or your bank, will never ask you to withdraw money or transfer it to a different account. They will also never ask you to reveal your full banking password or PIN.

Residents are encouraged to follow these steps if they are contacted:

  • If you have received an email, which you are not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) at [email protected]
  • If you have received suspicious text messages, forward these message on to the free of charge number on 7726.