Police issue advice to public to avoid falling victim to coronavirus scams
People across Scotland are being reminded of the need to be vigilant to avoid becoming a victim of fraudulent messages claiming to be related to the COVID-19 vaccine programme.
Scams can be circulated via text messages, phone calls and emails, as well as in person through cold callers presenting at people's homes.
Chief Inspector Anton Stephenson, of Police Scotland's Safer Communities Division, said: "We are asking the public to continue to be alert to potential scam messages connected with coronavirus vaccines. These include text messages, phone calls and emails.
"Similarly, if someone comes to your property claiming to be offering coronavirus vaccines for a fee, do not engage with them, close and secure your door, and call Police Scotland.
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