Sarasota Police warn residents to be on the lookout for COVID-19 vaccine scams

Sarasota Police warn residents to be on the lookout for COVID-19 vaccine scams

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota Police are urging residents to be cautious as scams involving the COVID-19 vaccine will inevitably pop up.

The department warns anyone to be wary of scammers who ask people to pay up front for a vaccine out of pocket or those who ask people for money to be put on a list. Resident should also watch out for:

  • Advertisements for vaccines through social media platforms, email, telephone calls, online, or from unsolicited/unknown sources
  • Marketers offering to sell or ship doses of the vaccine for payment

Protect yourself. Do not give out your personal information to unknown sources.

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