Health Insurance Scams

Trading Standards Scotland are highlighting scams related to GHICs and EHICs (Global / European Health Insurance Cards). Scammers have created misleading websites and have paid for them to appear near the top of search engine results for the cards.

The websites, which use similar branding and styles to the official NHS and Government websites, typically offer services not available via the NHS, such as fast-track or 24-hour delivery of cards. They also charge for the cards, which are freely available via the official NHS website.

How To Avoid

If you need apply for a GHIC or EHIC card, make sure you are visiting genuine government or NHS websites.

NHS website:

UK Government website:


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