Warning: Post Office sees rise in COVID vaccination scams targeting veterans

Postal service leaders are warning veterans to be wary of a new round of financial scams targeting their families by promising quicker coronavirus vaccines and extra money for virus-related medical care.

Officials from Operation Protect Veterans — a joint effort from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and AARP that is focused on scams directed at veterans and military members — said they have seen an increase in recent weeks in the number of illicit offers for veterans to “cut in the vaccination line” if they provide cash to third-party groups.

The group also warned of scammers offering “cash payments or other incentives around obtaining a COVID vaccination.”

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