NHS has recently warned the people to stay conscious about fake invitations regarding the coronavirus vaccination. A lot of people are reported to fall prey to the scammers who have scammed an email which includes a link to register for the vaccine and thus, the users are being redirected to a website which is absolutely fake and it is asking for the bank credentials of the user either for the purpose of identity verification or to make a payment. The NHS has clearly mentioned that it shall never ask for anyone’s bank details and the fact that the vaccine comes at absolutely free of cost.
Daniel Card, the cyber security consultant has clearly reported it in front of the media that traffic data indicates that thousands of people had clicked the link which further redirected them to the fake site. However, it is still not clear that how many people have originally filled up the form or have made the payment. He had requested the people to stay vigilant about these few things and has simultaneously sure that both the National cyber security centre as well as the Action fraud centre has asked the users to report as soon as anyone receives a scam email or text and thus, report it at the earliest!
The health secretary Matt Hancock said, “Vaccines are our way out of this pandemic.” He added, “It is vital that we do not let a small number of unscrupulous fraudsters undermine the huge team effort under way across the country to protect millions of people from this terrible disease.” Similarly, the Derbyshire police had also issued a warning that was somewhat the same at the start of the January to stay away from such fake Covid 19 vaccinations.