The latest Internet scams are following the release, distribution, and administration of the COVID-19 Vaccines. Matt Barnett spoke with NBC10 about the dangers of these scams, how to protect yourself, and where to source your information to stay safe.

The Interview

Watch the interview courtesy of NBC Philadelphia:

Key Takeaways

Source your information responsibly:

Be aware that new websites are being registered all the time; check for spelling errors and letter substitutions (e.g. using a capital I for lowercase l ).

Never:
  • Order a vaccine online
  • Pay for the vaccine or priority/expedited administration
  • Receive the vaccine from unauthorized sources (stick to your doctor, hospital, drugstore)

Stay vigilant for:
  • Phishing Scams related to registering for or purchasing the vaccine
  • Phone/Text Scams for the same
  • Online Ads offering the vaccine

As always, SEVN-X is committed to the security and privacy of all human being and we're here to help. If you have questions or concerns about a site's legitimacy, you can click "Contact" in the top right corner of this page and choose the "Consumer Question" option in the drop down. One of our experts will get back to you with an answer.


About the Author

Matt Barnett, CISSP, GFCA
Chief Strategist & Cofounder

After years in IT, performing network and system administration, software development, and architecting cloud migrations, Matt began to focus his efforts in cybersecurity. Matt draws on his technical competency and law enforcement background to assist clients, in both proactive and incident response capacities. In addition, Matt has developed an arsenal of applications, strategies, policies, and procedures to assist clients in achieving better cybersecurity.