Beware of COVID Pass fraud

An illustration picture shows a smartphone screen displaying a Covid-19 vaccine record on the National Health Service (NHS) app in London on May 18, 2021. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Criminals are using the NHS COVID Pass as a way to target the public by convincing them to hand over money, financial details and personal information. They are sending imitation text messages, emails and making phone calls pretending to be from the NHS, and offering fake vaccination certificates for sale online and through social media

Please be aware that:

The NHS App is free.

The NHS COVID Pass is free.

The NHS will never ask for payment or any financial details.

Be alert to links and attachments in unexpected text messages or emails. Do not respond to requests for money or important personal information such as bank details or passwords.

The NHS COVID Pass is available to demonstrate your COVID-19 status either in a digital or paper format via the NHS App, the NHS website or by calling 119.

For information on how to get your FREE NHS COVID pass, visit: www.nhs.uk/nhscovidpass

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