VIDEO CONSUMER ALERT: With COVID-19 Vaccines Available to All Adults in Florida, Attorney General Moody Warns of Related Scams
TALLAHASSEE, FL (STL.News) With more than 6 million Floridians vaccinated against COVID-19 and millions seeking an inoculation, Attorney General Ashley Moody is encouraging vigilance against vaccine-related scams. To counter the reports that more than a quarter of a million seniors are avoiding the COVID-19 vaccine due to misguided cost concerns, Attorney General Moody is reminding Floridians that COVID-19 vaccines are free to the public and no financial information is required to receive an inoculation.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Millions of Floridians have already received a COVID-19 vaccination and millions more are seeking an inoculation. If you are trying to schedule your shot, now is not the time to let your guard down. If anyone contacts you claiming to be a health care representative requesting financial information in exchange for a vaccine appointment, hang up and call our office. This advice is even more important as a recent report claims thousands of seniors believe the vaccines are not free. Stay informed and only rely on trusted sources of information about COVID-19 and vaccine distribution.”
Last week, Attorney General Moody sent a letter to eBay, Shopify and Twitter to act immediately to prevent scammers from selling fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination cards on their platforms.