As the United States and the world deal with the ongoing pandemic, the FBI’s national security and criminal investigative work continues. There are threats you should be aware of so you can take steps to protect yourself.  

  • Children who are home from school and spending more time online may be at increased risk for exploitation.
  • Anyone can be targeted by hackers and scammers.
  • Protecting civil rights and investigating hate crimes remain a high priority for the FBI.

Use the resources on this page to help keep yourself and your family safe from these and other threats. 

Federal Resources 

COVID-19 News from the FBI 

Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

As COVID-19 vaccine distribution begins, here are the signs of potential scams:

  • You are asked to pay out of pocket to get the vaccine
  • You are asked to pay to put your name on vaccine waiting list or to get early access
  • 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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Report COVID-19 Fraud 

If you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, you can:

Helpful Information 

More COVID-19 News from the FBI and U.S. Attorneys’ Offices