Maine's senior citizens are being warned of a new scam that preys on their coronavirus fears.

Senator Susan Collins says the scammers tell their potential victims that they need to pay hundreds of dollars, in order to ensure that they will receive the 'coronavirus vaccine.' The con artist tells them they must pay immediately via credit card, or else they will be refused treatment in their doctor's office or a vaccination clinic.

Obviously, many people will want to pay, out of fear for the contagious illness. But, the truth is, there currently is no coronavirus vaccine. It's just another way that scammers are trying to bilk people out of their money. Senator Collins said in a media release, "The government will never demand advance payment over the phone for a vaccine."

Anyone receiving one of these calls is advised to immediately hang up and report it to the Special Committee on Aging's Fraud Hotline at 1-855-303-9470.

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