Sharing your COVID-19 vaccine card on social media can provide pieces of key information that scammers use to: 1) Steal your identity. 2) Manufacture fake COVID-19 vaccination cards. Posting content that includes your date of birth, health care details or other personally identifiable information make you a prime target for scammers.
- Offers to purchase COVID-19 vaccine cards are scams. Valid proof of a COVID-19 vaccination can only be provided to individuals by legitimate providers administering vaccines. WARNING:
- Be extra cautious of unsolicited requests for personal, medical, and financial information. Medicare will not call you to offer COVID-19 related products or services.
- Be suspicious of any unexpected calls or visitors offering COVID-19 tests, vaccines or supplies. If you receive a suspicious call, hang up immediately.
- Do not click on links in emails or text messages about COVID-19 from unknown individuals.
To learn more about protecting yourself from fraud, errors and abuse call your NYS SMP at 800-333-4374 or visit www.nysenior.org. This project was supported, in part by grant number 90MPPG0010-01-00, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Source: www.oig.hhs.gov