Better Business Bureau warns of COVID-19 vaccine scams
The Better Business Bureau is sounding the alarm in hopes you won’t be fooled. Read: How Henry Ford Hospital played key role in Moderna vaccine studyCon artist are offering up ways to get a vaccine by telling people they can take part in clinical trials. Watch out for red flags -- if you haven’t inquired about a clinical trial and you get a message about one, delete it. Once a COVID-19 vaccine is approved, Henry Ford says it is prepared to receive and store the vaccine -- which requires storage at extremely low temperatures. Drug companies Pfizer and Moderna have both developed promising COVID-19 vaccines that are nearing approval in the U.S.
New COVID-19 scams to watch out for
DETROIT You just cant afford to let your guard down -- the Better Business Bureau has put out an alert on new COVID-19 scams. Some have already cost people big money and put their safety at risk. The BBB released new information about the scams theyre tracking in Metro Detroit. Starting with masks -- some are offered online for big money with big promises. RELATED: Michigan Attorney General: Stop selling fake COVID-19 testsAnd there have been dozens of financial scams during the pandemic.
Online scammers trying to prey on people concerned about coronavirus
DETROIT – Scammers are trying to prey on people concerned about coronavirus by setting up fake websites, sending emails and targeting social media users to steal personal information. Scammers are trying to make people believe they have to provide personal information in order to get the latest updates on the treat. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said scammers could be selling fake products and sending out fabricated emails promising a cure. They’re using social media to spread misinformation with the goal of learning credit card and other personal information. Pay attention to where you’re getting information about the virus and never, under any circumstances, give your personal information to a stranger.”