Date: April 5, 2021 | Category: News
Fraud Prevention Fact for April 2021
This month’s Missouri SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) Fraud Fact deals with a national COVID-19 vaccine email scam. There is a suspicious email going around that asks people to complete a survey and to receive a free reward in exchange for a nominal fee “to cover shipping.”
This is a scam to try to steal your identity and/or your money. The email may offer a reward and give you a limited time to respond. A legitimate survey would not assign a time limit. Also, it would NEVER ask for a credit card or bank account number. Scammers know people have received vaccines and are trying to capitalize on it. Don’t give out sensitive information. Fake surveys can be used to steal your information; collect data about you to commit identity theft; or to install malware on your computer when you click on a link in your email.
Here are some more tips:
Call us at the Missouri SMP at 1-888-515-6565 if you have responded to this or a similar vaccine survey email or if you suspect you have been a victim of Medicare fraud.