Local police departments are warning the public about a text message scam that is going out to people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
According to Jupiter police, the scammers know a lot of people have had their shot and are getting them with a simple text message asking them to complete a survey.
According to reports, this is not a survey, it's a way to get personal information. The “survey” collects information that the scammers can use to access bank accounts and set up credit cards.
Sadly, this isn't the only COVID-19 scam going on in South Florida.
Police departments in Boynton Beach and Stewart are informing the public to look out for emails or texts offering rewards for getting the vaccine, offering to move spots up in line for a vaccine appointment, or calls claiming to be a family member sick with coronavirus needing money.
A former FBI agent says never give out personal information via text or email and always double-check who’s calling or emailing by going to a company’s official website.
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