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Elderly and vulnerable warned over covid jab scam message

Senior council figures have today issued an urgent warning to all residents to beware a new, covid-linked phishing scam which insidiously targets the elderly and vulnerable in an attempt to steal money from their bank accounts.

The scam sends a text message to a person’s phone, saying that they need to book a covid-19 vaccination appointment. The message includes a link which takes them to a fake NHS form which requires a number of personal details, including their bank account to prove their identity.

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