- FBI warned of possible COVID-19 vaccine scam
- The agency warned that one of the scammers could ask for money to put your name on a suspected vaccination list
- The FBI warned that people should never give personal information to unknown sources
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned of possible COVID-19 vaccine scams for measures to initiate vaccinations in the country.
The FBI said some of the signs of a scam may include being asked to pay money out of pocket to get the coronavirus vaccine or being asked to pay to put your name on a vaccine waiting list or for early access , according to FOX 13.
The agency also warned that offers to sell or ship doses of the vaccine for a fee, or ads for a COVID-19 vaccine via social media, email, phone calls, online, or from unsolicited sources, are also signs. possible fraud.
The FBI warned that Americans should be on the lookout for suspicious situations and never provide personal information to unknown sources.
Anyone who is the victim of a scam or fraud attempt involving COVID-19 can contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or online at justice.gov/DisasterComplaintForm. They can also report the fraud to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at ic3.gov.
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