CDC has become aware that members of the general public are receiving calls appearing to originate from CDC through caller ID, or they are receiving scammer voice mail messages saying the caller is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some calls are requesting donations.Is the Centers for Disease Control calling you?
If you're receiving calls from someone who says they're with the Centers for Disease Control and asking you to participate in a survey, the calls may very well be legitimate. The CDC has a team that calls people across the United States for its various National Immunization Surveys.What is the phone number for the CDC?
These calls come specifically from telephone numbers (312) 871-4241, (312) 871-4242, or (312) 871-4243. "The main purpose of the NIS-Child, NIS-Teen, and NIS-Flu," according to the CDC website, "is to find out if recommended vaccinations are given to children and teens across the country."Why did a man Call Me from the CDC?
When I answered a man said he was calling from the CDC. I immediately had anxiety thinking they were contact tracers calling to say I had been exposed to someone with the coronavirus. But he said, "No," he was doing a survey on childhood vaccinations.