Beware of vaccine scams

As more people compete for limited supplies of COVID vaccines, scams are on the rise.

If someone is asking you to pay for a COVID-19 vaccine, you can be sure it’s a scam.

Vaccine scams are on the rise in Michigan, as the state prepares to open up eligibility to every resident age 16 and over.

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The scams take a variety of different forms. In some cases, people receive messages claiming to be from Pfizer or Moderna – the companies behind two of the coronavirus vaccines. They offer to mail a free vaccine if the target of the scam pays for shipping.

In other cases, people receive a message claiming to be from the Federal Emergency Management Agency saying the target didn’t fill out their vaccine registration correctly.

In both cases, the messages are fraudulent and the scammers aim to make off with the target’s credit card number or personal information.

Experts say that coronavirus vaccines will never cost someone money out of pocket. At most, vaccine providers will ask for insurance information. Additionally, legitimate COVID-19 vaccines cannot be purchased by members of the general public.

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