PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Health officials urge you to be on alert as more COVID-19 scams unfold.

The American Association of Retired Persons reports criminals will try to capitalize on the COVID-19 vaccine roll out.

Here are some key points state and federal officials want you to know:

  • The vaccine will be available in limited quantities, turn to trusted resources like your doctor for guidance.
  • Do not buy any COVID-19 vaccine or treatment online.
  • Consumers should not respond to solicitations regarding the vaccines including calls, text messages and door-to-door visits.
  • Don’t give cash or any form of payment to suspicious callers.

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