Forth Valley police warning over Covid vaccine pass text scam

Forth Valley residents have been urged to be vigilant following reports of a new Covid vaccine pass text scam.

By Jonathon Reilly
Thursday, 16th September 2021, 3:43 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th September 2021, 3:56 pm

Police have become aware of the fraudulent scheme and say members of the public should only open links contained within text messages which come from a “trusted source”.

A statement published by Forth Valley Police Division read: “There are text messages being received that are themed around an NHS Covid pass.

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Police in Forth Valley have issued a warning over a Covid vaccine pass text scam. Picture: John Devlin.

“The text message appears to come from the NHS and states that they are aware that you have not applied for a Covid pass and asks you to click on the link.

“This text scam is similar to an email scam in July and August whereby the link sends you to a separate site and any details that are added could be used for fraud purposes.

“Please stay safe and don't click on any links unless they are from a trusted source.”

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