FBI Warns of COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud Schemes

Healthcare Info Security

Prajeet Nair

The FBI is warning that fraudsters are exploiting the recent news surrounding the availability of COVID-19 vaccines to launch schemes to steal personal information and money.

The warning issued this week included input from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The alert notes that scams may involve offers for early access to vaccines by paying in advance, requests for cash to receive a vaccine or to get added to a waiting list as well as offers to ship doses of the vaccine in exchange of money transfers.

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