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Today, Skagit Public Health was notified of a scam circulating in the community. Scammers are calling individuals posing as a ‘Skagit County Representative’ to sign individuals up for a vaccine appointment - then asking for personal information such as mother’s maiden name or social security numbers to confirm the appointment. Skagit County will never ask for your social security number.If you receive a call from anyone at Public Health you weren’t expecting, it is best to take a name, hang up and call back 360-416-1500 to confirm that you are speaking with a Public Health employee. More information on what to look out for and how to avoid scams is available on the Public Health blog.If you have received a fraudulent phone call, such as the one described above, or believe you have been a victim of a COVID-19 related scam, please report this to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) either online or by calling 1-800-CALL-FBI. You are also encouraged to contact the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG) either online or by calling 1-800-HHS-TIPS.Skagit Public Health offers vaccinations by appointment only for currently eligible individuals. You can check the Skagit County website for additional information about appointment availability and how to schedule.