POLICE have warned of a new 'NHS' vaccine scam.

Fraudsters have been claiming to be from the health service offering vaccinations over email.

In an online alert, Thames Valley Police has now warned others that this is a scam and told residents what to look out for if they are emailed. 

Val McPherson, who covers the Neighbourhood Watch areas Thame, Chinnor, and Watlington said: "I just received a scam e-mail this morning claiming to be from NHS contacting me to get vaccination. Immediately an alarm bell rang as I am not expecting this anytime soon as I am not in the priority age group. 

"Upon looking at the e-mail then a number of things stood out as wrong and sharing this as this will be doing rounds to others and requesting that you look at the content before hitting the click and if unsure maybe ring your GP surgery or contact NHS through their valid channels to confirm."

The alert said that the email was addressed to several people, the con-artists used a 'dodgy font' and they signed off with an email rather than a name and signature that you might expect. 

The alert added: "Please do be vigilant and if you are expecting vaccination soon don’t be quick to click the link and do some sense checks to ensure it’s not a scam and check via the valid channels."

Suspicious emails can be forwarded to  report@phishing.gov.uk


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