The public is being urged to be aware of several scams relating to the Covid-19 vaccination, after a number of people received fraudulent calls and messages looking for personal details.
An Garda Síochána, the HSE and The Department of Health have issued the warning to the public over the potential scams relating to the Covid-19 vaccine.
Gardaí are aware of members of the public having received fraudulent text messages and calls regarding Covid vaccinations.
A number of people have recently received phone calls or text messages in which they are offered vaccinations. However, the callers are then providing fraudulent vaccination dates and looking to extract sensitive personal details. The details requested include the person’s name, PPS number, date of birth and address.
Text messages have also made requests for people to confirm private information such as PPS number, date of birth and address. The HSE will never text seeking such information.
Tips and Advice
"We would ask that members of the public make contact with any vulnerable friends or family to make them aware of these calls and text messages," a garda spokesperson said.
"If you have questions or concerns relating to Covid testing or vaccination, please contact the HSE."
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