January 8 Recently, a fraudster claiming to work for the National Health Service (NHS) injected a 92-year-old man with a fake coronavirus vaccine and charged her £160
According to the British Daily Mail on the 8th, the man visited her house in Sirbidon, southwest London, where the deceived elderly were located, insisting that he was from the National Health Service injecting the United Kingdom.
The old man let him into the house and agreed to receive injections. After her arm was pricked by a “injection-like” tool, the man charged her £160 and said the money would be returned by the National Health Service later.
London police said that it was not clear what drugs the old man was injected, but after examination by the local hospital, she did not show any adverse reactions.
Officer Kevin Ives said: “This is an offensive and totally unacceptable violation of the public, which must not be tolerated. It is imperative to catch the suspect as soon as possible. His behavior is not only to defraud personal money, but also to endanger the lives of people.
According to police release, the suspect wore a navy blue sports suit with white stripes on the side. These photos were taken on January 4, when he visited the house of the cheated elderly for the second time, when he asked her for another £100.
It is described that the man is a white man in his early 30s, about 1.75 meters tall, medium-sized, with light brown hair combed backwards, and speaks with a London accent.
British media said that vulnerable groups are most likely to be targeted by these fraudulent information. The Chartered Trade Standards Association (CTSI) said that someone sent text messages to fake links to the NHS website, which required the payee to provide bank details, which was said to be for verification.
Catherine Hart, director of CTSI, said: “Since the beginning of the epidemic, we have been tracking and warning the public about COVID-19 fraud. At different stages, fraudsters will use different means of fraud.
The vaccines offer great hope for the pandemic and the end of lockdown, but some just want to create even more suffering through scams.”