A WARNING has been issued to residents about a fake text message claiming to be from the NHS and telling people they are eligible to apply for a Covid vaccine.
The link takes recipients to a fake NHS website and asks for payment and other personal details.
People should be aware that the NHS will never ask for payment for the vaccine and should not respond to the text message or click on any links.
Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to 7726 – the free-of-charge short code enables mobile operators to investigate where the text has come from and take action if it is found to be malicious.
Anyone who has been a victim of fraud should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit the website at actionfraud.police.uk
People are being urged to share this message with family and friends to prevent as many people as possible from falling victim to the scam.