Difficult times bring out the extremes in people. While the news is full of stories about altruism during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are countless examples of individuals who have come out with scams designed to capitalize on people’s confusion and fear. Besides being at increased risk of experiencing the most serious COVID-19 symptoms, senior citizens are also at an elevated risk of being the target of scams. To better protect senior citizens and help family members make sure their loved ones stay safe, this article reviews some of the most common scams that have been documented during the pandemic. Knowing about these disreputable tactics in advance is one of the best steps that senior citizens can take to protect themselves.
# 1 – Promises Covid-19 Cures
Major pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer are nearing the introduction of a COVID-19 vaccine to the general population, but there is still no known cure for coronavirus. As a result, anyone who tries to sell you a cure or a vaccine is lying. Some of the various offerings that the Federal Trade Commission and the United States Food and Drug Administration have identified that are falsely billed as cures or vaccines include: