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North Haven Officials Warn of COVID-Related Scams

NBC 5 News

North Haven officials are warning residents to be cautious of COVID-related scams.

Police say COVID-related scams are on the rise, specifically vaccine scams.

Officials released a list of tips to keep in mind to avoid these types of scams.

  • Consult your state’s health department website for up-to-date information about authorized vaccine distribution channels and only obtain a vaccine through such channels.
  • Check the FDA’s website for current information about vaccine emergency use authorizations.
  • Consult your primary care physician before undergoing any vaccination.
  • Don’t share your personal or health information with anyone other than known and trusted medical professionals.
  • Check your medical bills and insurance explanation of benefits (EOBs) for any suspicious claims and promptly reporting any errors to your health insurance provider.
  • Follow guidance and recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other trusted medical professionals.

If a vaccine distribution site is asking to pay out of pocket to get the vaccine, that could be a sign of a potential scam.

Other signs to be aware of is being asked to pay to put your name on a vaccine waiting list or to get early access and advertisements for vaccines through social media platforms, email, phone calls, online, or from unsolicited/unknown sources.

Also, marketers offering to sell or ship doses of the vaccine for payment could be a sign of a potential scam.

Anyone who believes they are a victim of COVID fraud should immediately report it to the FBI at, tips, or by calling 10800-CALL-FBI.

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