Michigan AG warns residents to watch out for COVID vaccine scams

Vaccine will not cost you anything

Michigan attorney general worried about vaccine scams

LANSING, Mich. – With more people eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine in Michigan, vaccine scams are on the rise.

There are reports of people giving out their personal information to scammers they thought represented local pharmacies or health departments.

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Local 4′s Hank Winchester spoke with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel about the reports of scams.

Scammers are sending text messages and emails asking for personal information. Some desperate for appointments are providing information and getting their identity stolen.

It’s important to note that the vaccine is free and won’t cost you anything. Some people are being told they have to pay, but that’s not true.

Watch the video above for the full report.

READ: Michigan COVID-19 vaccinations: How to find appointments, info on phases

About the Author:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.