Vaccine Scam


NHW have just been informed of a Covid vaccine scam.  The information comes from a bogus email address nhs (nhs-uk-apply.com) and the informaion comes looks very similar to the government nhs website.  My McFee computer protection blocked the site but worth remembering the following guidance on the national NHW website www.ourwatch.com:

Signs that you’ve been sent a scam

  1. The sender’s email address doesn’t match the website address of the organisation it says it’s from. Roll your mouse pointer over the sender’s name to see its true address.
  2. The email doesn’t use your name – it says something like ‘Dear customer’ instead.
  3. There’s a sense of urgency, asking you to act immediately.
  4. There’s a prominent website link which may look at first glance like the proper address, but has one letter missing or is spelt wrong.
  5. There’s a request for personal information.
  6. There is poor grammar and spelling mistakes.
  7. The entire text of the email is contained within an image rather than the usual text format, and the image contains an embedded hyperlink to a bogus site. Again, roll your mouse pointer over the link to reveal its true destination.  But don’t click it

Please inform your friends and neighbours.

Julie & Paul Mitchell