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Sheriff’s Office Warning Residents About COVID-19 Vaccination Phone Scam

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents to be alert after receiving numerous reports of scammers calling people pretending to be from Public Health, and asking residents for personal information such as their social security number and insurance information to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination shot.

“This is a scam,” explains LCSO Lieutenant Dave Woginrich. “When Lassen County Public Health personnel call residents to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination shot, they only ask for the resident’s name and date of birth.”

According to Woginrich these scammers present themselves as professionals and are smooth talkers. They try to keep the caller on the phone and pressure them into providing personal information.

If you receive a call in regards to your COVID-19 vaccination shot and the caller is asking for personal information other than your name and date of birth, do not give them that information.

“The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office would like to stress to the community to take caution when receiving phone calls where the caller is asking for personal information. Residents are encouraged to report these types of scams immediately to a law enforcement agency.”

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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