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COVID-19 Vaccine Scam

Since the start of the pandemic, fraudsters have been bombarding consumers with pitches for phony remedies, and that’s unlikely to abate even with COVID-19 vaccines now widely available. The scammer wants you to believe that you can get a Covid-19 vaccine more easily, if you are willing to pay a sum of money. They want you to believe they are working for the Government of Canada or your provincial government.
Click the play button below to watch a video example:
Click here to play the YouTube Video for this Senior Fraud Alert Scam Lesson
The first step is to identify the fraud. In the video above, were you able to hear the clues in the story and detect the COVID-19 Vaccine Scam? The next step is to prevent the scammer from victimizing you or others. If you encounter a similar situation, use these tools to protect yourself from this type of fraud.
COVID-19 Vaccine Scam Clues
  • Requests that you pay out of pocket to receive a shot
  • Ads for vaccines on websites, social media, emails or phone calls
  • Marketers offering to sell or ship doses of COVID vaccines
COVID-19 Vaccine Scam Defence
  • Don't purchase a vaccine. In Canada, vaccines are free and readily available.
  • Check with Alberta Health Services for vaccines or call your doctor.
  • Help keep your loved ones safe by making sure they stay alert to these scams.
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