Covid-19 vaccine scams are targeting Surrey residents


Fraudsters are using the Covid-19 vaccine as a way of scamming people out of their money.

Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards are working with NHS Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to highlight what residents should expect from a genuine Covid-19 vaccine invitation.

The bogus texts, calls and websites ask people to enter their bank details with the promise of a Covid-19 vaccine in return.

Dr Sally Johnson, NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG’s Clinical Lead for Covid Vaccinations, has provided information regarding what to expect from your vaccine invitation on the Surrey County Council website.

You can check authenticity of invites and report all scams by:

  • Suspicious text messages should be forwarded free-of-charge to 7726. Your provider will investigate the origin of the text and act, if found to be malicious.
  • If you have received an email which you’re not sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • If you or someone you know receives large amounts of unsolicited phone calls and are susceptible to being scammed, we may be able to supply a free call blocker, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on this.
  • You may receive a call from a different GP practice than your usual one, this is because practices have come together to pool resources.


Please visit the Surrey Heartlands CCG dedicated Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to a number of questions about the vaccination programme in Surrey.



Review Date: 2021-01-28
Review Due: 2021-06-28
Model Publication Scheme Class: Class 9: Services Commissioned