High Peak residents warned not to fall for Covid vaccine passport scam

The Neighbourhood Watch Network is warning High Peak residents not to fall for a phishing email trying to trick people into paying for a fake coronavirus digital passport.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 11:37 am

As part of the scam, fraudsters posing as the NHS send an email informing recipients they can now apply for their ‘digital’ coronavirus passports that show they have been vaccinated to enable them to travel abroad.

However when clicking on the link in the message, people are taken to a ‘convincing’ yet fake NHS website which asks recipients for their personal bank details to pay for an alleged administration fee.

You can find your covid vaccine status on the NHS app. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
You can find your covid vaccine status on the NHS app. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Residents’ vaccination status can be shown for free through the NHS app, website or by calling 119.

Neighbourhood Watch said they had been made aware of the scam ‘going around’ and urged people in Derbyshire not to fall for the phishing email.

The fake NHS website has since been taken down but the group encouraged people to remain vigilant.

Phishing scams can be reported by emailing [email protected]

A phishing email is circulating across the county tricking people into paying for a digital 'coronavirus passport'.