How to watch out for scams as a coronavirus vaccine nears
Homeland Security Investigations officials are preparing for a crush of new scams when the coronavirus vaccine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which could come in a few weeks.
A few things to keep in mind to avoid falling victim:
— Always consult a licensed medical professional to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine or treatment.
— Make sure your doctor has been approved to administer the vaccine.
— Do not buy COVID-19 vaccines or treatments over the internet.
— Do not buy COVID-19 vaccines or treatments through an online pharmacy.
— Ignore large, unsolicited offers for vaccinations and miracle treatments or cures.
— Don’t respond to text messages, emails or calls about vaccines and treatments.
— Be wary of ads for vaccines and treatments on social media.
— Any suspicious activity can be reported to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Department of Homeland Security.