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Scams Related to COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, scammers may try to take advantage of you. They might get in touch by phone, email, postal mail, text, or social media. Protect your money and your identity. Don't share personal information like your bank account number, Social Security number, or date of birth. Learn how to recognize and report a COVID vaccine scam and other types of coronavirus scams. 

Common Coronavirus Scams

Scammers change their methods frequently. Current coronavirus scams include:

Learn about other types of COVID-19 scams and listen to recordings of sample phone messages from scammers.

Report COVID-19 Scams

Coronavirus Rumors

Rumors, myths, and conspiracy theories about the coronavirus can be frightening and misleading. Go to FEMA's Rumor Control page to check out the real answers about the rumors you're hearing.

Report Price Gouging

During times of high demand, sellers may raise prices to a very high and unfair level on needed items like:

  • Face masks

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Household or personal care items

This is called price gouging and it’s illegal. If you suspect price gouging, report it to your state attorney general.

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Last Updated: April 15, 2021

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