Scammers using excitement surrounding COVID-19 vaccine to target Michigan residents
The delivery of COVID-19 vaccines in the state of Michigan is exciting and promising news for millions, but it’s also a call for scammers to try to capitalize on the moment. Scams involving the COVID-19 vaccine have the attention of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. The first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses are rolling out to Michigan hospitals and clinics this week, and scammers know that. That’s now how distribution of the vaccine will work, medical officials said. Anyone who has questions about the vaccine or any suspicious contact about the distribution should contact a trusted medical professional.
Help Me Hank: Keeping internet, cable costs low
Local 4s consumer investigator Hank Winchester said the trick to keeping costs low is all about negotiating. People dont know what they can get," said Laura Blankenship, with the Better Business Bureau. When you call, ask to speak to a service representative or a manager. Before you call, research as much as you can -- if you dont know the options out there, you have a higher chance of failing to negotiate. If you do receive a contract, make sure youre looking at the fine print and youre receiving everything that you think youre receiving, Blankenship said.