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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

Scams are on the rise and take many forms. DoverPhila would never call or text to ask for your account and debit card information. If you receive an unexpected call or a text from someone claiming to be from DoverPhila, please ask questions to verify that it is a representative. If you are unsure, call us at 330-364-8874 to confirm. Learn more at our Fraud Resource page. Learn more>>

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