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Warnings about new COVID-19 scams targeting vaccinations

Lovemoney Logo By Frances Carruthers of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 17: Several states including California, Colorado, New York, Oregon, Maryland and Ohio have recently launched lotteries to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. However, the incentives have also attracted scammers. In Ohio, its Vax-A-Million lottery will give Ohioans who enter the chance to win one of five $1 million jackpots. But scammers have been using the lottery as a ruse to contact people in the state to try to get them to reveal personal information, such as social security numbers and other private information. The state has since emphasized that it is free to enter the lottery, and the only ways to enter are online at ohiovaxamillion.com, and by phone at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). But it's not the only state lottery fraudsters are targeting... Click or scroll through more on this and the other tricks you should watch out for right now. 

Vaccine lottery scams

Several states including California, Colorado, New York, Oregon, Maryland and Ohio have recently launched lotteries to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. However, the incentives have also attracted scammers.

In Ohio, its Vax-A-Million lottery will give Ohioans who enter the chance to win one of five $1 million jackpots. But scammers have been using the lottery as a ruse to contact people in the state to try to get them to reveal personal information, such as social security numbers and other private information. The state has since emphasized that it is free to enter the lottery, and the only ways to enter are online at ohiovaxamillion.com, and by phone at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). But it's not the only state lottery fraudsters are targeting... Click or scroll through more on this and the other tricks you should watch out for right now. 

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