Geisinger warns of vaccine scam

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Mar. 3—Geisinger is alerting patients to recent reports of scammers trying to steal personal data by posing as COVID vaccine schedulers.

The suspected fraudulent activity involves automated calls and/or text messages or live callers reaching out to Geisinger patients under the guise of scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine. The scammers are asking patients for their name, date of birth and Social Security number in order to schedule a vaccine appointment.

The community and patients should be aware that Geisinger will never ask for a Social Security number, and if someone asks for it, it is a scam. A Social Security number should not be required to make an appointment for a vaccine. Anyone receiving such a call should hang up or not respond.

As a reminder, never give out personal information, such as your Social Security number or medical record number, over the telephone — and do not rely on caller ID to be accurate. If you receive a call that is unexpected, suspicious or about which you have any doubts, you should hang up and call Geisinger directly at 800-275-6401 or check your myGeisinger account for messages.

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