I am warned by Cumbria police that the criminal leeches who try to latch on to so many essential facets of modern society and use them to try to rob innocent people of their money have now latched onto the COVID vaccination programme.
Apparently a very plausible looking text is circulating which starts with a text message informing the recipient that they are eligible to apply for the new vaccine and to click on the link in the text message. The user is then led to a webpage, which looks very convincing and asks them to complete some details, in order for them to be able to apply for the vaccine.
The details asked for:
Date of birth
Proof of address
Card payment details
Be warned - if you get such a text or find such a website that these are fraudsters looking to steal your money.
More details of the scam can be found on the Neighbourhood Watch website here.
Always be very careful of anyone who contacts you online and asks for this sort of information.