Be Wary Of COVID-19 Vaccine Scams
Are you pretty good at sniffing out online fraud?
We’re getting closer and closer to a coronavirus vaccine – and unfortunately, that means a rise in vaccine-related scams as well.
Experts are warning Americans to keep their eyes peeled for fake vaccines or websites trying to scam customers with fraudulent offers.
Federal investigators have already checked out more than 70,000 websites and 200 companies they think might be linked to some kind of pandemic-related fraud.
On the dark web, scammers were selling domain names like “coronaprevention.org,” attractive to counterfeiters. In the U.S. alone, more than 1,000 fake websites a day have been removed during the pandemic.
What should the government do to make sure people aren’t victimized by pandemic scams