Watchdogs warn Norfolk people not to fall for European Health Insurance Card con

A European Health Insurance Card. Watchdogs have warned people in Norfolk not to fall for a con char

A European Health Insurance Card. Watchdogs have warned people in Norfolk not to fall for a con charging people to apply for them. Pic: Archant. - Credit: Dan Grimmer

Consumer watchdogs have warned people not to pay to apply for European Health Insurance Cards, after a person in Norfolk fell for a con.

Norfolk Trading Standards are reminding Norfolk residents to be aware of 'copycat' websites when looking to apply for one of the cards online.

Their warning comes after a person in Norfolk contacted them after they paid a fee of £45 to a website to apply for an EHIC card.

Trading Standards officers, who are based at County Hall, said anyone looking to apply for or to renew an EHIC card can do so fore free through the GOV.uk website here.

The cards entitle holders to state healthcare in European Economic Area countries and Switzerland at reduced costs or sometimes for free.


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