El Dorado County warns against COVID-19 vaccine scams

Mountain Democrat Report

El Dorado County has released an alert warning, educating residents about emerging COVID-19 vaccine scams.

“Scammers take advantage of every opportunity,” the press release said. “They’re sly, believable and prey on fears.”

The warning states: 1. Nobody will need to pay anything out of pocket to get the vaccine. 2. No one can pay to put their name higher on the vaccination list. 3. No one can pay to get early access to the vaccine. 4. No one from Medicare or the health department will contact anyone. 5. No one from a vaccine site, health care provider or private insurance company will call to ask for a social security number, credit card number or bank account information.

To report any such scams, call the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office at 530-621-5655.

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