DOVER — State officials are warning of a potential vaccination validation scam.
The Delaware Division of Public Health and other state agencies were alerted of text messages which attempt to ask the receiver for personal information. The messages reference either DPH, the Delaware Department of Transportation or the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles and include a link to a website for users to fill out their information.
The text message is not legitimate and not associated with any state agency, DPH said. The linked website is a fraudulent site.
There are several versions of this text scam but all indicate the user is required to validate their COVID-19 vaccination or testing status. Some reference the new COVID-19 variant omicron.
Users who receive the text should not click the link or respond to the message. The state said individuals should report the message to the Delaware Department of Justice’s Fraud and Consumer Protection Unit at 302-577-8600.
DPH issued a reminder it will not ask for private information such as a Social Security number or driver’s license number.