Careful, Scammers Promising a COVID-19 Vaccine
The last 12 months there has been so many more ways for people to fall victim to a scam. We have passed along at least 5 or 6 lately, and many targeting our elderly which is unacceptable. I guess with many folks losing income, and their jobs it's bringing a few to a life of crime.
So, let's be very careful and remember to NEVER give personal information over the phone. Also a reminder Social security, and the IRS will never call you on the phone and ask for information.
Here is a new scam to pass along to your friends, and family. The Michigan Attorney General says Dana Nessel is warning Michigan residents to be on the lookout for scammers using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to take their hard earned money. The biggest thing to look for says Nessel is if someone tells you that you can get the vaccine sooner for a price, they are WRONG, and lying to you.
They shouldn’t be paying for the vaccine. This (the vaccine rollout) has been financed by the government, So what we’re seeing is people will have text messages come in to them, or phone calls or even emails, saying, ‘Hey, we can obtain the vaccine for you. You can sign up, but you have to give us your personal information, so give us your credit card or give us your Social Security number.’ Those aren’t legitimate.
If you or someone you know thinks you have been a victim of this, or any scam, report it to your local police, the Michigan Attorney General’s Office and the Federal Trade Commission. They will do what they can to get your money back.
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