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Ceredigion residents warned of COVID-19 vaccine scams

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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.
Rhys Gregory
Editor of Wales247.co.uk

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