FROM THE OPINION PAGE — Vaccine scammers: Latest con targeting vaccinated West Virginians


Yet another scam is circulating across the Mountain State, and this particular fraudulent scheme is targeting those residents of West Virginia who have been vaccinated.

Federal officials say that scammers are emailing or texting individuals who have been vaccinated, asking them to take a post-vaccine survey to be entered into a lottery for money. However, when these criminals ask you for personal information, they will use that data to steal your identity, according to the office of Gov. Jim Justice.

“Do not give people personal information because, once they get that information, they’re going to try to steal from you,” Justice said last week. “If we come up with a new program, you’ll see it here at one of our briefings or on our website.”

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