Marianna PD warns of fake health official in van seeking personal information for COVID-19 vaccine

Medical Fraud
Posted at 7:14 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 19:14:14-05

MARIANNA, Fla. (WTXL) — The Marianna Police Department is warning residents of people allegedly going door to door asking for personal information in exchange for the COVID-19 vaccine, allegedly posing as a health official.

Someone has been posing as a Jackson Hospital and the Jackson County Health Department staff has been going to homes in a van, asking for insurance cards and information to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a statement released by MPD.

"We would like you to know these individuals are not associated with either agency and to our knowledge, there is no legitimate entity conducting this type of service," the statement read.

This warning comes the same day that a Florida lawmaker filed a state bill that protects Floridians from COVID-19 scams.

MPD said if someone arrives at your home requesting medical or personal information in reference to the COVID-19 vaccine or for any other reason, please contact your local law enforcement agency and report the incident.

Do not give any personal or medical information to any unauthorized individuals and if approached contact MPD at (850) 526-3125.