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AG Nessel Shares Tips to Avoid COVID-related Scams

LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel wants to ensure Michiganders don't fall for fake advertisements or too-good-to-be-true treatments related to COVID-19. 

Her Consumer Alert covers a wide range of scams that are circulating right now

In her latest Consumer Protection video, Nessel shares what to do to avoid being scammed by people claiming to have a treatment for COVID-19 or the vaccine. 

"We're at a point in this pandemic where we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but bad actors are trying to take advantage of that collective hope by making false promises," Nessel said. "Please continue to do your research and use trusted sources before making any decision that may affect your health." 

Earlier this month, the attorney general told people to avoid vaccine survey scams offering a reward in exchange for personal information. 

Additionally, it's important to always remember: 

  • be suspicious of any product that claims to treat COVID; 
  • never purchase so-called treatment over the internet; 
  • if you get a text, email, or phone call from someone you don't know about a vaccine or treatment, don't respond or send your personal information; and 
  • if you're looking for the COVID-19 vaccine, visit your doctor, a trusted pharmacy, or your local health department for your shots. 

Today's Consumer Protection video is part of a series of informative and humorous videos focused on protecting Michiganders. 

They are posted periodically on the Department's FacebookTwitter and Instagram accounts. 

Additional resources are always available by visiting the Attorney General's Consumer Protection webpage