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Area residents warned to beware of multiple COVID-19 vaccine scams

Villagers and tri-county area residents are being warned of several scams involving COVID-19 vaccines.

In Pasco and Pinellas counties, health officials used the online event management site Eventbrite to allow area seniors to quickly register. But fake pages popped up that demanded a credit card payment in order to be registered.
Similar scams are occurring across the country and worldwide in a variety of forms, including:

  • Telephone calls offering vaccine registration for a fee;
  • E-mails or other solicitation purporting to be from a medical center seeking personal information to determine eligibility for a vaccine trial; and
  • Marketers offering to ship vaccine doses, either domestically or internationally, for an exorbitant fee.

Health officials say residents should remember that registering for the COVID-19 vaccine always will be free.

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