As more people in our community get COVID-19 vaccines, it is important to be aware of vaccine scams and misinformation.
Justice Department Warns About Fake Post-Vaccine Survey Scams
Scammers are asking people to complete vaccine surveys to win a prize:
"The messages claim that the consumers need to only pay shipping and handling fees to receive their prize. Victims provide their credit card information and are charged for shipping and handling fees, but never receive the promised prize. Victims also are exposing their personally identifiable information (PII) to scammers, thereby increasing the probability of identity theft."
Be very cautious if you are asked to send money or share personal information to receive a prize.
Unlawful Sales of Fake Vaccination Cards
Fraudulent Centers for Disease Control (CDC) cards are being sold on a variety of online platforms. Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford joined a bipartisan coalition of 45 attorney generals to raise concerns about the public health risks of fake cards:
"Legitimate vaccination cards are given by providers when they administer the vaccine. Individuals who buy fake cards can have their own information added to the card or add it in themselves, so it appears they have been vaccinated when they have not. These deceptive cards threaten the health of our communities; delay our ability to protect from the virus; and violate many state laws."