COVID-19 Vaccine Email Scams

Online scammers have found another avenue to lure their desperate victims. These scams are being sent through emails stating that you can purchase a vaccine for around $150 and the COVID-19 Vaccines can be delivered within a few days.

Doing searches in dark web forums and on messaging app Telegram found seven different offers for alleged COVID-19 vaccines.

These Scams include emails stating that your VIP and on the sort list for early vaccine access. Robocalls presenting themselves as government agencies selling COVID-19 vaccines and text messages being sent to your cell phones requesting payment for vaccines.

There also has been a number of new website domains registered with variants of the words COVID-19 and Vaccine since October there have been around 2,500 domains registered which mostly will be used for online fraud.

Please disregard those scams and if you cannot tell the difference it should be time to put in place some cybersecurity awareness training. There are free YouTube videos that you can learn from as well.

The HHS, FBI and U.S. Department of Justice have urged the public to report any COVID-19 vaccine scams, including people asking for out-of-pocket payments for the vaccine and online vaccine advertisements.

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Patrick Domingues

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