Martin Roberts: Homes Under The Hammer host alerts fans to wife’s ‘appalling’ hoax email
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Martin Roberts, 56, took to social media on Wednesday morning to share a worrying email his wife Kirsty, had received. The Homes Under The Hammer presenter urged his followers not to fall victim to the “appalling” hoax, where scammers are pretending to be the NHS offering coronavirus vaccinations and attempting to obtain patient information and bank details.
How utterly appalling and unscrupulous!
Following an abundance of these fake emails, the NHS has also alerted people to be vigilant about the scam email, which includes a link to “register” for the vaccine, but no registration for the real vaccination is required.
The NHS says it would never ask for bank details, and the vaccine is free.
Posting the “unscrupulous” email on Twitter and Instagram, Martin vented his anger and disgust at those taking advantage of people during times which are already extremely tough for us all.
He penned: “WARNING!!!! My wife received this very convincing invitation to have a COVID JAB.
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“IT IS A HOAX,” he snapped.
“If you hover over the return address you see the true one. How utterly appalling and unscrupulous.”
He concluded his rant with a punishment suggestion: “Theses bast!:%ds need finding and putting in stocks in a public place.”
His urgent warning led fans to quickly rush to the comments section to share his outrage and reveal they too had received the same fake email.
“I got one of these also, really convincing thank you for highlighting,” one praised.
Another added: “Convincing but fake….. hope you have reported it!”
“Received the same email, who on earth does this kind of thing?” a third questioned.
Others couldn’t understand what drives people to do such “strange” things.
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One tutted: “Terrible, can you imagine a vulnerable person receiving this.”
“I don’t understand why you would do this!” a second commented.
Someone else informed: “Any communications will always come from an NHS.net account.”
The mass vaccination scheme is currently in the process of being distributed across the UK, with some 6.5 million people having already received their first dose.
The fake email indicated those who had receiving it had been selected to have the vaccine based on family genetics and medical history, which is incorrect.
The NHS website clearly states that letters are being sent to those who are prioritised for the vaccine.
The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
Currently, those who are considered a priority for vaccination are people aged 80 and over and some over-70, people who are deemed clinically extremely vulnerable, care home residents and their staff and health and social care workers.
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