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Scam E-mail Offering Health Insurance Prowl across Europe

A scam e-mail is circulating in Europe providing health insurance to travelers across the continent if they pay one meager fee when in reality no such charge is taken from European residents, published itv.com dated March 19, 2015.

Europeans holding an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) don't have to pay any fee while are let to avail the state healthcare service anywhere across EU, even Switzerland, by paying a reduced fee alternatively nothing at times.

The Trading Standards Team of Notts County Council knows about the scam e-mail purporting to be from certain Belgium firm promising the insurance for 15 pounds.

The said scam comes after an alert issued in 2014 regarding dubious websites providing returns filing services alternatively driving license and passport renewals for a fee whilst the firm was just an independently working organization furnishing merely service for form checking.

European citizens require visiting government websites having the suffix gov.uk in their URLs in connection with tax returns, passport applications and driving licenses.

According to Chairman Coun Glynn Gilfoyle of the Community Safety Committee for Notts County Council, scammers keep on devising new tactics to defraud people off their money while the current e-mail typically resembles ongoing scams which are popularly known. Itv.com published this.

Gilfoyle explains the above kind of scams appear as though they're providing a service by charging an expense that's either non-chargeable anyway, while merely offers to check forms alternatively provides no service at all.

He adds that travelers in European Union require remembering that they're under free else low cost state health service through the possession of an EHIC.

Anyone applying for the free EHIC requires visiting National Health Service's online site that provides downloadable forms along with online application facility. Applicants must possess the National Insurance Number, Family Name/Surname, Birth Date and Forenames to get the card. Hence, such e-mails shouldn't be trusted instead just deleted.

Another way for applying to get an EHIC is via the phone number 0845 606 2030.

For a person not a national of European Economic Association, he/she should apply over snail mail while posting the documents needed with the application.

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