Don't Be Fooled by Vaccine Scammers in Wisconsin

Posted on 04/30/21 by The AARP Bulletin

The rollout of eagerly awaited COVID-19 vaccines is an opportunity for fraudsters, and AARP is urging older Wisconsinites to be vigilant. 

AARP Wisconsin reminds members that there is no charge to receive a COVID vaccine. Patients should bring their Medicare or insurance card to the vaccination appointment, so the provider can bill the federal government or other insurer, but there is no out-of-pocket fee. Also, people without insurance can get the vaccine at no cost. 

For up-to-date information, go to Learn more about popular fraud schemes or report a scam at or by calling the Fraud Watch Network at 877-908-3360.

AARP Wisconsin has teams of fraud fighters who are sharing messages about COVID vaccine scams and other types of fraud with local groups and organizations. Email to arrange a presentation.

This story is provided by AARP Wisconsin. Visit the AARP Wisconsin page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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