GARDAÍ have urged members
of the public to be wary of scams relating to the
Covid-19 vaccine. In recent days, An Garda Síochána is
aware of members of the public having received
fraudulent text messages and phone calls regarding the
The text messages have made requests for people to
confirm private and sensitive information such as PPS
number, date of birth and address.
Other people have received phone calls requesting they
make an appointment for a Covid-19 vaccine jab at a
random hospital. In most cases, the person receiving the
call will say they are not in a position to travel to
the hospital, which allows the caller to extract further
Some individuals might confirm that they live alone or
reveal their home address. The caller will then offer to
come to their residence to administer a vaccine.