Local prosecutor warns of vaccine survey scams; how to protect yourself

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — The rise in incentives from states across the country is prompting the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office is warning of a rise in scams targeting vaccinated residents.

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“Con artists have now begun to take advantage of those who undergo the procedure by sending face surveys asking about the patient’s ‘experience’ in getting the vaccine,” the prosecutor‘s office said. “The surveys are typically sent by email or text and appear legitimate.”

Some warning signs to look for include:

  • Scam surveys asking for a person to reply right away
  • Scam surveys asking for credit card or other payment methods as part of the correspondence.

“While it is important to remain healthy, and it is helpful to report symptoms to the CDC, do not respond to surveys that you did not sign up for, that offer a price, want an answer right away, or request financial information,” the prosecutor’s office said.

Anyone who suspects they are being scammed can contact their prosecutor’s office at 937-225-5757 and ask to speak to an investigator in the consumer fraud division.