Warning about Covid-19 passport email scam

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Mon 9th August 2021

Action Fraud has warned of a new email scam claiming to be linked the the Covid-19 passport scheme.

The scam emails claim to be from the NHS but links featured in them take people to websites that steal personal and financial information.

The warning states: “Action Fraud has received over 700 reports from members of the public about fake emails purporting to be from the NHS.

“The emails claim to be able to provide people with a ‘digital passport’ that ‘proves you have been vaccinated against Covid-19’.

“These emails are fake, and the links within them lead to genuine-looking websites that steal your personal and financial information.”

Action Fraud is reminding people that the Covid-19 vaccine is free and that you will never be asked to pay for it, nor to provide any personal or financial information in relation to either the vaccine.

You can report any suspicious emails to report@phishing.gov.uk.

Suspicious text messages should be reported by forwarding them to 7726.

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