Beware Rye NH Phone Call Scam Offering $50 COVID Vaccine
The first thing I did when I read this was call my parents.
For those of you that may be over the age of 65 AND have a landline phone? I probably am preaching to the choir here, but your phone number is like a high powered magnet for every scam artist and spam style prize giveaway that there is.
I wasn't afraid that my parents would fall for a scam like this, but I figured that if this was designed in a way to reach the maximum amount of people, they'd be one of the first ones called.
I was curious if they had received a call and if they were asking for their credit card number, or perhaps, their Social Security number.
Thankfully, they hadn't been called.
I can easily see someone being duped by this though. There are multiple reports of decent people trying to provide legitimate help to the elderly that have no way to schedule their vaccine.
And you'll see on the news that NH will proactively contact you to make sure that you are scheduled, as the supply of the vaccine will increase throughout the next coming days.
Thankfully, it doesn't appear this scam call was successful and I'm hoping it was an isolated occurrence.
I wouldn't trust anybody and would ask for their name, THEN call 2-1-1 to confirm that person works there.
You can't be too careful!