Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre warns of COVID-19 vaccine scams

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April 7, 2021 – As more and more Canadians register to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre is warning people to avoid purchasing vaccines online or from unauthorized sources.

“People are looking to get the vaccine. They want to return to normal sooner than later. So like other frauds, these frauds are playing on emotion,” Jeff Thomson, Senior RCMP Intelligence Analysts at the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, told Global News.

The CAFC is also reminding Canadians of the dangers of purchasing potential counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines from private companies to treat or prevent the disease. Global News reports. | READ MORE