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North Ridgeville police warn of COVID-19 vaccine scams targeting senior citizens

Updated: Jan. 25, 2021 at 10:50 AM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The North Ridgeville Police Department is advising people to be on high alert when receiving calls about the COVID-19 vaccine.

In a Facebook post, the department warned that scammers have called local seniors asking for Medicare information, claiming it was needed in order to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

We were notified today that scammers have called local seniors asking for Medicare information, claiming it was needed...

Posted by North Ridgeville Police Department on Monday, January 25, 2021

Police say these are criminals posing as Lorain County Public Health officials.

19 News spoke with the Better Business Bureau about scams like this during an interview on Monday:

Don't fall for these COVID-19 vaccine-related scams

Don't fall for these COVID-19 vaccine-related scams http://bit.ly/3qPnfxx

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Monday, January 25, 2021

Law enforcement wants you to keep in mind that Lorain County Health officials would never call you asking for money, health insurance or social security information to get the vaccine.

If you receive a scam call like that, you’re encouraged to report it to your local police department or Lorain County Sheriff’s Office.

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