FTC issues tips to avoid COVID-19 vaccine scams

Published 5:01 pm Monday, December 14, 2020

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.

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