Jan 11, 2021

92-year-old woman administered fake vaccine after conman posed as healthcare worker

Police in London are looking for a man who administered a fake COVID-19 vaccine to an older woman in her home on 30 December.

The man, who is described as being in his 30s with a London accent, gained entrance to the 92-year-old’s home when he allegedly told her he was from the National Health Service (NHS) and was there to administer her vaccination.

According to the older woman, she was jabbed in the arm with a “dart-like implement” and was then charged £160 (AU$280). 

The man left her home, but returned later on January 4, demanding another £100. 

Detective Inspector Kevin Ives, from City of London Police, said the man “may endanger people’s lives” and appealed to the public for assistance identifying the man. 

“It is not yet known what substance, if any, was administered to the victim, but she was checked over at her local hospital and has suffered no ill effects following this encounter,” police said in a statement.

“This is a disgusting and totally unacceptable assault on a member of the public which won’t be tolerated,” DI Kenvin Ives said.

As various COVID-19 vaccines are released and administered around the world, it is increasingly important to remain vigilant against scammers. Only take medical advice from trusted medical professionals, and be sure that any vaccine you are offered or receive is coming from a legitimate medical source.

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