People are spending much more time at home these days, and with the differing information about when, how and where to sign up for the COVID vaccine, scammers are taking advantage and spreading false information. Follow the tips below to help avoid COVID vaccine scams:

  1. Do not pay for the COVID vaccine. If you are asked for a payment to reserve your spot on the vaccination list or to make an appointment, that is a scam. 
  2. There is no option to pay to get the vaccine earlier. Do not pay anybody who promises to get you on a list quicker by payment.
  3. If you are on Medicare, do not pay for the COVID vaccine. Only scammers will ask you to pay. 
  4. You cannot buy the COVID vaccine. It's only available at federal and state-approved locations. 
  5. Do not give out your social security number, bank account information or credit card number to anybody who is calling, texting or emailing you about the vaccine. 

Read more about COVID-related scams on the Federal Trade Commission website.

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Cindy Moyle

Cindy is a Senior Vice President / Operations Director for Heartland Bank. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Outside of the bank, Cindy enjoys spending time with her family and going to garage sales and flea markets.

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