UK fraudster injects 92-year-old woman with fake COVID-19 vaccine

UK fraudster injects 92-year-old woman with fake COVID-19 vaccine
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By Emeh Joy

On Friday, British police hunted a fraudster who tricked a 92-year-old woman into paying him £160 to receive a fake coronavirus vaccine jab in what the police called a "disgusting and totally unacceptable assault".

According to the report, the fraudster knocked on the pensioner's door in Surbiton, southwest London, on December 30, claiming he works for the state-run National Health Service (NHS).

The elderly woman had let him into her home, and he vaccinated her in the arm with a "dart-like implement", before he requested that she pays £160 which he claimed would be refunded.

According to the City of London Police, the injected substance is not known. However, the elderly woman has sown no ill effects.

The Detective Inspector, Kevin Ives, said, "It is crucial we catch him as soon as possible as not only is he defrauding individuals of money, he may endanger people's lives".

Meanwhile, in another news, Northern Ireland has warned internet users about a phishing scam in which they are told they are "eligible" for a vaccine before being asked for their bank details.

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