Residents warned to be on the lookout for COVID-19 vaccine scams

By Wright County

Wright County residents are being warned to be on the lookout for telephone and email scams dealing with the COVID-19 vaccine. Instances throughout the state and the country have been reported of emails or phone callers claiming to be able to get vaccines to residents for a price.

Many of these emails and calls purport to be representing health or government agencies and ask recipients for private information, including credit card numbers. No government or health agency contacts people requesting electronic payment for a COVID-19 vaccine.

If you receive such an email or call, you are urged to report the incident to the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office at the following website address: https://www.ag.state.mn.us/Office/Complaint.asp.