Covid: Vaccine scams in South Asian languages

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Image caption, Scam vaccination invitations often ask for personal and financial information, but the vaccine is free and the NHS would never ask for bank details.

As coronavirus vaccines are being rolled out across the UK, fraudsters are using this as an opportunity to scam people. The NHS is warning everyone to be vigilant about fake vaccination invitations.

These scam emails, calls or texts often ask for personal and financial information, but the vaccine is free and the NHS would never ask for bank details. The National Cyber Security Centre and Action Fraud have asked anyone who receives a suspicious email or text to report it.

BBC Asian Network is helping people in the South Asian community to spot potential scams, with advice videos in five South Asian languages: Urdu, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tamil and Gujarati.

Urdu

Haroon Rashid explains coronavirus vaccination scams in Urdu.

Media caption, Haroon Rashid explains how to spot a dodgy vaccination invitation in Urdu

Punjabi

Raj Kaur Bilkhu explains coronavirus vaccination scams in Punjabi.

Media caption, Raj Kaur Bilkhu explains how to spot a dodgy vaccination invitation in Punjabi

Sylheti

Poppy Begum explains coronavirus vaccination scams in Sylheti.

Media caption, Poppy Begum explains how to spot a dodgy vaccination invitation in Sylheti

Tamil

Jeyapragash Nallusamy explains coronavirus vaccination scams in Tamil.

Media caption, Jeyapragash Nallusamy explains how to spot a dodgy vaccination invitation in Tamil

Gujarati

Kamlesh Purohit explains coronavirus vaccination scams in Gujarati.

Media caption, Kamlesh Purohit explains how to spot a dodgy vaccination invitation in Gujarati

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