Warning over COVID-19 vaccine scammers

Fraud expert Gavin Levinsohn says signs are appearing that vaccine program scams are likely in Australia

Fraud consultant Gavin Levinsohn, of the fraud detection business 'eftsure' says over 1000 website domain names have been registered with similar terminology to COVID-19 vaccinations, a sign scammers are active. 

People in northern America, the UK and western Europe have already lost 'vast' sums to the fraudsters and with Australia's program underway, it's expected similar scammers will appear down under.

Patients should be cautious of anyone texting or emailing seeking money, offering a chance to queue jump, or seeking their personal details, Mr Levinsohn said.