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Covid-19 vaccination phone scam

Covid-19 vaccination phone scam

COURTNEY McCLURE, for The Standard

DURHAM: The Durham Regional Police (DRPS) is warning all residents living in the Durham Region to be wary of phone scams. People living in Durham have been receiving phone calls involving payment to receive a Covid-19 vaccination space.

The DRPS has said this call is a scam, and residents should not respond to these calls. According to DRPS Constable George Tudos, the scam is only being committed via telephone. The DRPS has not received any reports about emails or text messages.

On March 9th, the Town of Whitby posted an official statement regarding this issue. The tweet reads, “It has come to the Town’s attention, residents have received fraudulent calls requesting money to reserve vaccination spaces. The Town of Whitby does not contact residents to book vaccinations.” Whitby alerted DRPS.

The Durham Regional Health Department would like residents to be aware they do not request money to reserve Covid-19 vaccination spots.

At the beginning of the month, DRPS issued a similar tweet on their Twitter page. DRPS wants North Durham residents to know they are aware of the situation and are here to help.

If you receive this phone call, DRPS asks residents to call and report it to them, at 1-888-579-1520.

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