FBI Knoxville warns of COVID-19 vaccine, Christmas & holiday scams

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation Knoxville branch has been sharing to its social media potential scams circulating that would-be victims need to be aware of amid the holiday season as well as the COVID-19 vaccine distribution season.

Although the COVID-19 vaccines were recently approved by the FDA and made available for health care workers at local hospitals, there already exist scams associated with them.

FBI Knoxville has been sharing a series of educational social media posts for its “25 Days of Holiday Safety Tips.”

Here are some highlights from this week:

Holiday gift scams

COVID-19 vaccine scams

Common fraud schemes

‘Money Mule’ scams

Business websites red flags

Emails with fake carriers for package deliveries — could be malware

To view more helpful tips from the FBI Knoxville, visit their Twitter page here.

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