Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson and Dannette Smith, CEO of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, are warning Nebraskans to be on the lookout for fraudulent schemes about COVID-19 vaccines.
“Even though the COVID-19 vaccines have only been available for a short time, fraud schemes are already popping up across the nation, seeking information such as credit card numbers or personal health information,” said Smith.
Attorney General Peterson has advised Nebraskans to watch out for schemes like:
“Be careful with your personal information, such as credit card numbers, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid numbers or health insurance policy information,” Peterson stated. “Rely on your own health care practitioners for accurate information rather than unknown and unverified sources.”
The federal government has further information about COVID-19 scams at https://oig.hhs.gov/coronavirus/fraud-alert-COVID19.asp.
If you think you have been the subject of a consumer scam, contact the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office at https://protectthegoodlife.nebraska.gov/. If you are on Medicaid and believe that you have been scammed, email the Attorney General’s Office at email@example.com.