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Virginia Beach Health Department warns of scams related to COVID-19 vaccines – wtkr.com

Posted: February 14, 2021 at 4:56 pm


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health warns residents of potential scams from people who may be attempting to take advantage of people anxious to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

VBDPH says scammers may register website domains related to COVID-19. These fake websites and applications may claim to provide an opportunity to register for a vaccine, provide testing results, or other resources, however, officials say they are used to steal credentials, bank account information, or to infect your devices with malware.

The health department says they have been made aware of scam emails attempting to convince the recipient to reveal sensitive information (i.e. bank account information) by demanding payment in order to receive a vaccine.

Other scams may be designed to compel the recipient to open a malicious link or attachment, allowing them to potentially access the recipients system.Officials warn never open any link or attachment from a source that you cannot clearly identify as being legitimate.

Tips and warning signs:

If you believe you have been targeted for a vaccine-related scam or suspected fraud, contact the Virginia Department of Health at 877-ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343).

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, click here.

For more information about COVID-19-Related Phone Scams and Phishing Attacks, visit CDC website or FDA..

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