SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Officials in Louisiana are warning people to be aware of scammers asking for money to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Citizens should not give any personal information to anyone asking for the following:
- Asking you to pay out pocket to get the vaccine
- Asked you to pay to put your name on a vaccine waiting list or to get early access
- Advertisements for vaccines through social media platforms, email, telephone calls, online, or from unsolicited/ unknown sources.
- Marketers offering to sell or ship doses of the vaccine for payment.
Anyone that feels like they have fell victim to COVID-19 fraud, report it to:
HHS-OIG Hotline: 1-800-HHS-TIPS, tips.hhs.gov
FBI Hotline: 1-800-CALL-FBI, ic3.gov
CMS/Medicare Hotline: 1-800- MEDICARE