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Watch Out For New Vaccine Survey Scams

 

March 17, 2021 | View PDF



We have received reports of a new COVID-19 vaccine email scam where people are asked to complete a survey. They offer a free reward but ask people to pay a nominal fee “to cover shipping”.

Survey scams like this are a creative way to steal your identity or money. Many survey scams offer a reward and give you a limited time to respond if you want to take the survey. A legitimate survey would not assign a time limit, nor would they ask for your credit card or bank account to pay for a reward.

Scammers know people have received vaccines and are capitalizing on it. Don’t give out sensitive information. Fake surveys can be used for a myriad of uses; to steal your information, collect data about you to commit identity theft, or even install malware on your computer when you click on a link in your email.

CMS, the CDC, and the vaccine companies (Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson) are currently directing all vaccine recipients to enroll in the CDC V-Safe program as a post-vaccine monitoring mechanism at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/vsafe.html. There is no other survey being recommended at this time.

Please contact Montana Senior Medicare Patrol, or SMP, 800-551-3191 if you have responded to this or a similar vaccine survey email.

 

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