La. Attorney General Warns of COVID Vaccine Scam
Scam artists will obviously will stop at nothing to make a buck and their latest ploy involves the fear some Louisiana citizens have in regards to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Louisiana Attorney General's Office is now warning of such a scam where con-artists are making false claims that they can move people to the front of the line to receive the COVID vaccine.
According to a report from the Louisiana Radio Network, we learn that Attorney General spokesperson Cory Dennis said the claims are along the lines of this. "Hey, I can get you to the front of the line to get the vaccine, and right now there is no line. Frontline workers are getting the vaccine, nothing else has been set in stone after that, said Dennis.
Dennis goes on to say, “It doesn’t make sense for someone to say ‘hey I can get you the vaccine’ because that’s a blatant lie. It’s very controlled right now, mostly for frontline workers and no further distribution has really been set in stone.”
He says these crooks are relentless in their efforts and will attempt contact with potential victims using every means available including phone, text or email. He warns they might even show up at your door claiming to be from the government.
“Asking for your social or any type of banking, debit or credit card information that’s a huge red flag because there’s been no indication that there would be significant out pocket cost during the public health emergency,” said Dennis.
According to Dennis, you should contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud at 1-866-720-5721 if you’ve been a victim of such frauds or visit www.justice.gov/coronavirus
He adds, “Asking for your social or any type of banking, debit or credit card information that’s a huge red flag because there’s been no indication that there would be significant out of pocket cost during the public health emergency.”