Oakland County officials warn residents about COVID-19 vaccine phone scam

Officials will not ask for any financial information


OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Officials in Oakland County are warning the community about a scam related to COVID-19 vaccine appointments.

A caller has reportedly been reaching out to residents and asking questions in order to schedule a vaccine appointment and then is asking for personal and financial information.

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“Oakland County will never ask for any financial information including credit card or social security numbers,” Leigh-Anne Stafford, a health officer for Oakland County, said. “If you are unsure if it is a scam, avoid sharing any personal information over the phone, and report it to the authorities.”

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