FTC issues tips to avoid COVID-19 vaccine scams
The Federal Trade Commission has issued tips to help people avoid being scammed as the COVID-19 vaccine begins to become available. The tips were made in conjunction with the National Association of Attorneys General.
According to the FTC, the following are scams:
- Being told you can pay to put your name on a list to receive the vaccine;
- Being told you can pay to get early access to the vaccine; and
- Being called about the vaccine and asked to provide a credit card number, social security number or bank account number.
For more information, visit ftc.gov/coronavirus/scams.