Indiana Attorney General warns of COVID-19 survey scam

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita and State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box are alerting Hoosiers of a new scam targeting consumers who have received their COVID-19 vaccine.

The Attorney General and the State Department of Health have recently learned that consumers are reportedly receiving unsolicited emails and text messages asking them to complete a survey about the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccine.

In exchange, consumers are offered a free product, but asked to pay shipping and handling fees. Instead, the scammers bill them and never send the product.

Attorney General Rokita said, “If you receive an unsolicited message offering a reward related to the COVID-19 vaccine, file a report with Indiana’s Consumer Protection Division. Our office relies, in part, on consumer complaints to conduct investigations into scams and scammers.”

Hoosiers are encouraged to contact the Office of the Indiana Attorney General regarding any suspected scams by visiting indianaconsumer.com or by calling 1-800-382-5516.

To learn more about COVID-19 and the Indiana State Department of Health’s ongoing response, visit https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/longtermcare/index.htm

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