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

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.

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.

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