Virginia Department Of Health Warns Of Website Scam For Vital Records

The Virginia Department of Health is warning consumers not to use any third party services to obtain vital records after complaints were received from customers who ordered and paid for vital records, which are free in Virginia. Officials say the websites have no affiliation with the Virginia Department of Health’s Office of Vital Records. The unaffiliated websites are also charging consumers unnecessary and inflated fees for vital records. VDH officials are reminding everyone that the forms are free, but there are fees for searches and those fees go directly to the Office of Vital Records.