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Ignore bogus COVID vaccine survey

Scammers are using a new trick to steal your money and personal information: a bogus COVID vaccine survey.

by  Colleen Tressler, Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC

People across the country are reporting getting emails and texts out of the blue from a COVID vaccine survey asking them to complete a limited-time survey about the Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca vaccine. (And no doubt, there may be one for Johnson & Johnson, too.) In exchange, people are offered a free reward, but asked to pay shipping fees.

If you get an email or text like this, STOP. It’s a scam.

No legitimate surveys ask for your credit card or bank account number to pay for a “free” reward.

If you get an email or text you’re not sure about:

Remember:

To learn more about COVID-related frauds and scams, visit ftc.gov/coronavirus/scams.