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Protect Yourself From COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

As vaccine distribution begins across the country, scammers will be tagging right along. Here’s what you need to know to avoid a vaccine-related scam:

  • You cannot pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.

  • You cannot pay to get early access to the vaccine.

  • No one from a vaccine distribution site or health care payer (i.e.: a private insurance company) will call you asking for your Social Security number, or your credit card or bank account information, to sign you up to get the vaccine.

  • Hang up if you get a call about the vaccine that asks for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number.

  • Ignore any vaccine offers asking for personal or financial information.

  • Beware of advertisements offering other products, treatments, or medicines to prevent the virus. Check with your health care provider before paying for or receiving any COVID-19-related treatment. Also, refrain from investing in businesses touting products, services, or cures for COVID-19.  


  • 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

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