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Scammers are Pretending to Have a COVID-19 Vaccine for You

As the COVID-19 pandemic causes more damage in the country, police departments have issued warnings about scammers and their new modus operandi. According to police reports, these scammers have been calling people and tricking them into reserving a COVID-19 vaccine. 

The police shared that the callers claimed to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Once these callers were able to gain the trust of their victims, they asked for the credit card and Social Security numbers to complete the transaction. 

The hoax has been called out on Twitter by the Daly City Police Department. The police report says "There is no vaccine reserve program, and the CDC is not offering anything of the sort. Do not fall prey!"

A similar statement has been released on Facebook by the Sheriff's Department in Lucas Country, Ohio: "People are texting or emailing claiming to be with the CDC and offering to let people 'reserve a vaccine for the COVID-19. Anyone receiving such a call should not under any circumstances give the caller any personal information or money. Thank you." 

As reiterated, there is no vaccine for COVID-19 yet. Scientists around the world are still working hard at developing a cure. They say that the process could take as much as a year. Once the cure becomes available, it will likely be announced via an official statement from the government. And definitely, it won't be a phone call from someone claiming to be the CDC.


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