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Lee County Sheriff’s Office warns of coronavirus vaccine scam

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Coronavirus Vaccine Scam

DIXON (WREX) — The Lee County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a new scam involving the coronavirus vaccine.

The sheriff's office says residents are receiving calls from someone identifying themselves as the Lee County Health Department.

The caller then asks for the victim's social security number to complete COVID-19 vaccine paperwork.

The sheriff's office says the health department will NOT ask for social security numbers over the phone.

If anyone receives a call like this, you should hang up the phone and let authorities know.

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