Scammers asking for COVID-19 vaccination money, health unit warns

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ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Health authorities in Niagara Region are warning about a COVID-19 vaccination scam.

It appears someone is calling residents to schedule a vaccination appointment.

The caller also asks for payment.

Health officials say they aren't calling about appointments and never ask for money for COVID-19 immunizations.

They also warn against providing personal information, such as health or credit card numbers.

They advise hanging up if you get such a call, and to call police if you lose money.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 10, 2021.

The Canadian Press