Scammers are charging people to set up fake appointments for Covid vaccine

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 February 2021 at 10:51 am

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments are warning residents about scammers who are trying to get people to pay to set up vaccine appointments.

Several senior citizens in the Rochester area have been called in this scam, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said.

Some people have paid $100 to the scammer, believing they had an appointment set up at a state-run vaccination site in Rochester. When they arrived, there was no appointment and there were put the $100.

“Please note NO ONE is to ask for money to set up Covid-19 Vaccine Registration!” the Health Departments said. “If you get a call from someone saying they can get you an appointment for a “small” amount of money, hang up, it is a scam!”