Over recent months there’s been a significant increase in scams relating to the COVID Pass to steal money, financial details and personal information from members of the public.
Scammers are sending imitation text messages and emails, as well as making fake phone calls posing as members of the NHS to offer fake vaccine certificates for sale online and through social media.
Remember that the NHS App is free. The NHS COVID Pass is free. The NHS will never ask for payment or any financial details. If you receive any suspicious phone calls, hang up immediately. Suspicious emails can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org and text messages to 7726 (all mobile operators).
If you think you’ve been the victim of a scam, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com or calling 0300 123 2040. If you have information about any fraudulent activity, you can report this anonymously through Crimestoppers at www.covidfraudhotline.org or by calling 0800 587 5030.
If you’d like an NHS COVID pass in digital or paper format, you can order one for free using the NHS smartphone app, the NHS website (www.nhs.uk/nhscovidpass) or by calling 119.