Law enforcement officials are warning people of a new scam that takes advantage of the coronavirus pandemic.
The scam, which begins with a phone call, targets elderly residents, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Arizona. The hustler identifies himself as a medical professional who's selling a vaccine that prevents coronavirus infection. He says there's a limited supply and the victim needs to make a payment immediately to get in on the deal. Needless to say, the money leaves but the vaccine never arrives.
"Remember that there is no vaccine for this virus at the moment," Sheriff Paul Penzone says.