How to watch out for scams as a coronavirus vaccine nears

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November 30, 2020 6:28 PM

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.

coronavirus pandemic"Inequitable distribution of vaccines risks exacerbating financial vulnerabilities, especially for frontier market economies,'' it said. (Representational image: Reuters)

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: covid19investigations@dhs.gov.
Source: Department of Homeland Security.

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