Scam Alert! Beware Vaccine Scams

While some details regarding the process of vaccination against COVID-19 are still being worked out, scammers are taking advantage of the evolving situation to try and steal personal or financial information.

Here’s what the Federal Communications Commission wants you to know:

– You don’t have to pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.

– You can’t pay to “jump the line” and get early access to the vaccine.

– Nobody from a legitimate vaccination distribution site will contact you — by phone, text message, social media platform, or home visit — about the vaccine and ask for your Social Security, bank account, or credit card number.

If you run into messages like these, know they’re scams and run the other way.