Scammers posing as public health officials sharing fraudulent vaccine, pandemic info, GCPH says

Scammers posing as public health officials sharing fraudulent vaccine, pandemic info, GCPH says

GREENE COUNTY — Greene County Public Health officials are warning residents about scammers posing as public health officials and providing fraudulent information about the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine information.

Scammers have been attempting to contact people in Greene County either by phone, text, or email claiming to be a public health officials. Actual GCPH officials are providing specific details on how their office will contact residents with accurate vaccine information.

“If you are part of Phase 1B and have pre-registered to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through our agency, you will receive a call from 937-347-5030 and the caller ID will read as GREENE COUNTY. It will be a recorded message stating the date, time and location of the next available clinic for you to come to receive your vaccine,” a GCPH spokesperson said in a media release.

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If you don’t answer the call, a voicemail will be left.

If you provide an email on the registration form, you will receive vaccine information via email from bbrooks@gcph.info, officials said.

Public health officials also encourage people to not post pictures of your vaccination card on social media to prevent loss of personal information.

There are multiple vaccine providers in Greene County where people can register. There is only one place to register for a clinic through a form on the GCPH website, officials said.

“Once you are on the list, you will remain on the list until you get the call to come to a scheduled clinic. It could take several weeks or even longer, pending vaccine availability, before you receive a call,” officials said.

There is no cost to receive a vaccine, however those with insurance are asked to have their information with them at time of vaccination.