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Department of Consumer Affairs and Cuyahoga County Board of Health Warn Residents of Two Coronavirus Related Scams

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Miranda Kortan: (216) 698-2546; mkortan@cuyahogacounty.us

Scammers are Targeting Residents with Vaccine Email Survey Scams and Contact Tracing Scams

- The Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs and Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) are warning the public to avoid two COVID-19 scams reported by County residents.

One scam is an emailed “survey” that baits people into participating by offering bogus $90 rewards for sharing their opinions about the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Do not open or click on any links on the email, including the unsubscribe button.

The other is a phone scam in which an imposter contact tracer asks people for their Social Security number. Legitimate contact tracers never request Social Security numbers or payment information.

For reliable information on COVID-19 vaccinations, please visit either www.cuyahogacounty.us/vax or https://www.ccbh.net/covid-19-information-and-resources/. You can also contact CCBH by phone at 216-201-2000 to obtain additional information on Covid-19, including the contact tracing and case contact process.

Report scams or learn how to protect yourself from fraud by visiting consumeraffairs.cuyahogacounty.us or calling the Scam Squad at 216-443-SCAM (7226).