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James City County Police warn of COVID-19 vaccine related scams

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Posted at 12:27 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 12:27:38-05

JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. - James City County Police warn of recent COVID-19 scams.

Police warns residents to beware of fraudulent COVID-19 tests, vaccines and/or treatment options, work-from-home schemes, phishing emails requesting personal and financial information in order to receive a stimulus check or other financial relief offer and more.

As the world moves forward with having an FDA-approved vaccine, police advises to be on the lookout for related scams.

Scams may come in various formats, but here are some scam warning signs:

  • You receive a telephone call, text message, email or computer pop-up that you did not solicit
  • The solicitor requests unusual payment terms (for example, prepaid debit or gift cards or electronic wiring of funds)
  • The solicitor requests your bank account information, social security number or other personal information or credit card number
  • The solicitor instills a sense of urgency

Police also encourages everyone to talk with friends and families about potential scams.

For more information about COVID-19 related scams, click here.