Patients and Staff are reminded to remain vigilant to protect themselves from fraud and cyber crime;
Never give any personal information (name, address, bank details, email or phone number) to organisations or people before verifying their credentials.
Always question unsolicited calls, texts or emails requesting your personal or financial information (name, address, bank details, email or phone number). Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.
Be extremely wary of post, phone calls or emails offering business deals out of the blue. If an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. Always question it.
Listen to your instincts and be wary of unsolicited calls, emails or online ads offering deals that sound too good to be true.
Genuine banks, or other trusted organisations, won't pressure you into making a financial transaction. If something feels wrong then it;s usually right to question it
If you receive any reports of patients experiencing a similar incident or if you receive any unauthorised requests for patient details, please report the matter to your local constabulary or to Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk.