City leaders and health experts in Lawrence issued a warning after scammers targeted people who hoped to get a COVID-19 vaccine

Lawrence, KS – According to the statement, the scammers are calling people and asking for personal information, like social security numbers and credit card information. 

The officials have reported that the scammers claim the information is needed to reserve a place in line at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

The Lawrence Memorial Hospital reminded everyone that it’s not possible to pay to put your name on a list for the vaccine, or to get early access to the vaccine.

Ladies and gentlemen, if you believe you’ve been the victim of a scam, report it to the following agencies:

  • HHC Office of the Inspector General: 1-800-HHS-TIPS
  • FBI Hotline: 1-800-CALL-FBI
  • C<S/Medicare Hotline: 1-800-MEDICARE