Scammers calling people trying to collect payments for COVID tests, vaccines

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Scammers will try just about anything to get into people’s wallets.

The latest is calls to residents of Fayette and surrounding areas trying to collect payments for COVID vaccines.

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The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department said it has heard from at least one resident who has received such a call and Lexington Police also has received reports of similar calls.

“Please remember that all COVID-19 tests and vaccinations are free for everyone. You will not be contacted by the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department requesting payment. If you receive a call like this, please call 859-258-3600 to report it,” said Lexington-Fayette County spokesperson Kevin Hall.