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: covid19investigationsdhs.gov.