THE NHS has offered advice to residents to help prevent them falling victim to a new scam, which dupes people into paying for a coronavirus vaccination.

Bosses at the NHS want to assure the public that they will not be asked for bank details to pay for a vaccine and has offered advice to check whether an email about the vaccine is real or fake.

A spokesperson for the NHS said: “We’re seeing reports of scam emails that invite users to input their bank details into a fake NHS website to confirm their Covid-19 vaccine appointment.

“The Covid-19 vaccine will always be available free of charge.

“The NHS will never ask you to share bank details to confirm your identity.”

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