WARNING: Elderly Scams

Opportunists and thrill-seekers are at it again.  

 So, Lackawanna County older adults, beware.  

Scams pertaining to two very important subjects – vaccine shots and stimulus checks – are running rampant.  Seniors and their families need to be aware of this and the ramifications.  

Here are the facts as provided by the County’s Area Agency on Aging:  

*Vaccine Scam – Any calls stating that if you pay, provide credit card information, or personal information, you can get a vaccine shot is false.  All vaccines are free; covered by insurance. 

*Stimulus Scam – Any calls stating that if you pay, provide credit card information, or personal information, you will get additional stimulus payments.  This is certainly untrue.  

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