Action Fraud are asking everyone to be aware of a Covid Pass scam that’s been circulating via, phone calls, text messaging or emails.
The scam pretends to be from the NHS and offering to sell Covid Pass Certificates online and through social media.
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The most important thing to remember is that the NHS will NEVER ask for your bank details so don’t be scammed.
Here’s what the scam could look like and what to look out for.
The get a Covid Pass in Wales you must go via the NHS website (nhs.uk) where you’ll need to register.
You can access the NHS COVID Pass via the NHS website (nhs.uk). This will allow you to produce a COVID pass using a smart phone, a computer or laptop.
To access the service, you’ll need to register for an NHS login. You will need to upload a photo of your ID (passport, full UK driving licence, full European driving licence).
If you live in Wales, you cannot get it via the NHS app as this is only valid in England.
If you do not have photographic ID you will need to request a paper NHS COVID certificate.
If you are contacted about your NHS COVID Pass, Action Fraud say:
- Be alert to links and attachments in unexpected text messages or emails
- Do not respond to requests for money, passwords or financial details
- Challenge: Could it be fake?
- Use the official NHS COVID Pass website
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