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ADPH, Medicaid Agency, Attorney General warn against scams offering COVID-19 vaccines and testing

The organizations said people falsely claiming to be employees of the Medicaid Agency are contacting recipients by phone or in-person offering free COVID-19 testing.

MONTGOMERY, Ala — Editor's Note: The attached video was published in November, 2020.

The Alabama Department of Public Health and Alabama Medicaid Agency have received reports of people being contacted at their homes being offered COVID-19 vaccinations at home.

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The organizations said people falsely claiming to be employees of the Medicaid Agency are contacting recipients by phone or in-person offering free COVID-19 testing.

Attorney General Steve Marshall, along with State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris and Medicaid Commissioner Stephanie McGee Azar, are warning that this is a scam and if you are contacted for free in-home COVID-19 testing or vaccinations end contact immediately.

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If you are approached with this scam, you are asked to report such calls to the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-392-5658 or send an email to ConstituentAffairs@AlabamaAG.gov.

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