CFPB: Three Ways to Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

December 17, 2020

COVID-19 vaccines are on the way. While distribution plans are still in the works, it’s not too early to talk about how to avoid the scams that are popping up around the vaccine. Here are three tips:

  • You can’t pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine sooner.
  • Beware of people trying to sell you treatments or medications to prevent the coronavirus.
  • Hang up if you get a call about the vaccine that asks for your Social Security, bank account or credit card number.

For more information, read the FTC’s blog, COVID-19 vaccines are in the pipeline. Scammers won’t be far behind. For the latest vaccine updates, check with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). To learn more about how to manage your finances during the pandemic, visit consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus.