SCAM ALERT: COVID-19 VACCINE SCAMS ARE TARGETING SENIORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

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As Warwick residents over the age of 75 continue to wait for the opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID-19, health officials are sending out a warning about scammers taking advantage of this age population.

Scammers are calling people telling them they can speed up the process of getting the vaccine by paying a fee and asking for the person’s social security number. The Health Department would NEVER ask for payment or your social security number for COVID-19 immunization. You also cannot pay to get early access to the vaccine or be put on a waiting list. If you happen to get this phone call, we are urging residents to hang up immediately.