Received a Carte Vitale Texto? IGNORE, IGNORE, IGNORE!
It’s those naughty scammers trying to get their hands on your dosh
YOUR CARTE VITALE DOES NOT HAVE AN EXPIRY DATE
The baddy texto goes something like this…….
Assurance maladie : Votre Carte Vitale arrive à expiration , veuillez remplir le formulaire de renouvellement sous 24h via: vitalesms com
Never respond to any text message or email pertaining to be from the ‘securité sociale’ telling you to update your card, and particularly asking for your credit card, bank details or any other information. For the time being, requests from the ‘securité sociale’ still arrive in your physical letter box by good old fashioned snail mail, unless of course there has been previous correspondance by email between a specific named correspondant and yourself.
Your carte vitale contains all the information necessary to prove your entitlement to the French health service.
It does not have an expiry date but should be updated at least once a year, particularly after change in circumstances (marriage, change of address, bank…)
Simply ask for a ‘mise à jour’ next time you visit your local pharmacy, or slot it into a ‘borne’ found in some hospitals or your local CPAM (Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie.)… et Robert est ton oncle!