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Vaccine text message scam
« on: Wednesday 06 January 21 22:05 GMT (UK) »
Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere but repeating it won't hurt in this case. New scam text message doing the rounds, the typo might alert people but others might not spot it.
Bell, Salter, Street - Devon, Middlesbrough.
Lickess- North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough.
Etherington - North Yorks and Durham.
Barker- North Yorks
Crooks- Durham
Forster- North Yorks/Durham
Newsam, Pattison, Proud - North Yorks.
Timothy, Griffiths, Jones - South Wales

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Re: Vaccine text message scam
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 23:31 GMT (UK) »
Oh dear, someone desperate to have the jab will fall for that without asking why do they need bank details. The NHS is more likely to ask for your NHS number.
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Re: Vaccine text message scam
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 23:43 GMT (UK) »
I got it from a friend on WhatsApp, asking for people to warn family and friends, particularly anyone who might be vulnerable. So I'm letting the Rootschat family know,  :)
Bell, Salter, Street - Devon, Middlesbrough.
Lickess- North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough.
Etherington - North Yorks and Durham.
Barker- North Yorks
Crooks- Durham
Forster- North Yorks/Durham
Newsam, Pattison, Proud - North Yorks.
Timothy, Griffiths, Jones - South Wales


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Re: Vaccine text message scam
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 06 January 21 23:57 GMT (UK) »
They mentioned it on one of the News Broadcasts.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Vaccine text message scam
« Reply #4 on: Friday 08 January 21 07:33 GMT (UK) »
More than just a text message

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-55577426

Extremely worrying
Berks / Oxon: Eltham, Annetts, Wiltshire (surname not county), Hawkins, Pembroke, Partridge
Dorset / Hants: Derham, Stride, Purkiss, Scott, Sibley
Yorkshire: Pottage, Carr, Blackburn, Depledge
Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: Vaccine text message scam
« Reply #5 on: Friday 08 January 21 12:18 GMT (UK) »
More than just a text message

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-55577426

Extremely worrying

Luckily she was alright, he could have injected her with anything!

I think there needs to be a lot of television, radio and newspaper advertising telling people that there will never be any charge for the vaccine and people won't knock at your door offering it.
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