HSE warns of scam vaccine appointment texts

Galway Daily news Revenue warns of latest email and text scam

The HSE has warned that criminals are sending text messages claiming to offer COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

The texts provide a link to pre-book a vaccination appointment and to complete the booking, people have been asked to enter credit or debit card details in a payment section.

The HSE has reminded the public that it does not charge for COVID-19 related services, including vaccinations, and says that such texts should be ignored.

“You will never be asked for your bank details or to pay for a vaccine by a member of HSE vaccination staff,” the HSE said this evening in a statement.

“If you are concerned or suspicious about any contact you have received regarding Covid-19 vaccinations, please call HSELive on 1800 700 700 and contact your local Gardaí.”