COVID-19 Vaccine Survey Phishing Attacks

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4.6.21

COVID-19 Vaccine Survey Phishing Attacks


The Department of Justice warns about fake COVID-19 post-vaccine survey scams. Attackers are sending out fraudulent COVID-19 vaccine surveys via email and text message to consumers to fill out with the promise of various prizes or cash when completed. Instead, attackers are using the survey to harvest personal information and steal money from consumers.

Unless from a trusted and verified source, consumers should never click on any unfamiliar links they receive in an email or text message. Messages may appear to be received from a government agency, financial institution, social media company, shipping company, and other familiar companies. Carefully examine any messages purporting to be from a familiar company and do not click on any external links in the email or text message. Remember, trusted companies will never unsolicitedly contact you and ask for personal information. When in doubt, contact the purported company directly to confirm, but do not rely on any contact information provided in the potentially fraudulent messages.

If you receive an email or text message claiming to be a COVID-19 post-vaccine survey containing a link or contact information, please report the communication to the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) by calling 866-720-5721 or via the NCDF Web Complaint Form at: www.justice.gov/disaster-fraud.

If you believe you may have provided information to a fraudulent website or fallen victim to a scam, you can find resources on how to protect your information at: www.identitytheft.gov.

For more information, please visit the Department of Justice at: www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-warns-about-fake-post-vaccine-survey-scams

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