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Scammers target those seeking COVID vaccinations at Ford Field

Many people are eager to receive the COVID vaccine at Ford Field and scammers are taking advantage of that interest. Investigators have reported text and emails cams targeting people who live or work in Detroit. The scammers are often after personal information.
Many people are eager to receive the COVID vaccine at Ford Field and scammers are taking advantage of that interest. Investigators have reported text and emails cams targeting people who live or work in Detroit. The scammers are often after personal information.

DETROIT – Many people are eager to receive the COVID vaccine at Ford Field and scammers are taking advantage of that interest.

Investigators have reported text and emails cams targeting people who live or work in Detroit. The scammers are often after personal information.

The thieves are requesting personal information to schedule a fake appointment.

READ: Registration for COVID-19 vaccine at Ford Field now open -- How to register

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


About the Authors:

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.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.