February 27, 2021
Vaccine scammers poised to steal info and money
SAN DIEGO - The FBI is warning the public about scammers who are using the COVID-19 vaccine to try and steal personal information and money.

"The scammers are preying on the public's eagerness to get in line for those vaccines," Special Agent Davene Butler with FBI San Diego said.

The warning comes as lines at the vaccination super sites are long, with thousands of people getting the vaccine every day.

Butler says scammers are targeting families in several ways, including on social media.

"Perhaps unsolicited emails, phone calls, things like that, where they're asking for information in order to get in line for the vaccine early, to get early access to that vaccine, to get on a waiting list or to have vaccine doses sent to them," Butler said.

The public is encouraged to call the FBI about any signs of fraud.
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