Important Tips

Helpful Tips to Avoid Falling Victim to COVID-19 Related Scams

The Federal Trade Commission and the Attorney General warn consumers to beware of scams and price gouging associated with COVID-19.
Here are some helpful tips to avoid falling to COVID-19 related scams:
  • You likely will not need to pay anything out of pocket to get the vaccine during this public health emergency.
  • You can’t pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.
  • You can’t pay to get early access to the vaccine.
  • No one from a vaccine distribution site or health care payer, like a private insurance company, will call you asking for your Social Security number or your credit card or bank account information to sign you up to get the vaccine.
  • Beware of providers offering other products, treatments, or medicines to prevent the virus. Check with your health care provider before paying for or receiving any COVID-19-related treatment.

FTC Tips Document

View ‘Three Ways to Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams’ document here.