Covid Australia: Legitimate vaccination information is mistaken for scams

Covid Australia: Legitimate vaccination information is mistaken for scams
Covid Australia: Legitimate vaccination information is mistaken for scams
Australians are so confused by constantly changing vaccine advice that 90 per cent of complaints about vax scams are actually about GENUINE announcements 90 per cent of vaccine-related complaints to Scamwatch were legitimate The ACCC-run service received 108 reports pertaining to Covid vaccines  101 of them were deemed to be genuine information from genuine websites 

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Australians are so confused about the ever-changing vaccine advice that 90 per cent of complaints about jab scams are from genuine announcements.

Ninety per cent of vaccine-related complaints to ACCC-run Scamwatch in June turned out to be from 'legitimate' advice about AstraZeneca or Pfizer jabs.

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The service received 108 reports pertaining to Covid vaccines, however 101 of them were deemed to be genuine information from nonfraudulent websites.

Sydneysiders under 40 said they didn't have to undergo eligibility questions on Facebook and WhatsApp in order to book a Pfizer vaccine.

How the links became assessable to the general public isn't known, but cybersecurity expert Troy Hunt said some links have URLs that are not 'consistent with what we'd expect for a government site and are similar with patterns seen in phishing attacks'.

Ninety per cent of vaccine-related complaints to ACCC-run Scamwatch in June turned out to be from 'legitimate' advice about AstraZeneca or Pfizer jabs

Ninety per cent of vaccine-related complaints to ACCC-run Scamwatch in June turned out to be from 'legitimate' advice about AstraZeneca or Pfizer jabs

Sydneysiders under 40 said they didn't have to undergo eligibility questions on Facebook and WhatsApp in order to book a Pfizer vaccine

Sydneysiders under 40 said they didn't have to undergo eligibility questions on Facebook and WhatsApp in order to book a Pfizer vaccine

'It is dangerous that links are circulating that don't use government domain names. More needs to be done to make it easy to make sure the public understand the correct websites to use for vaccine registration,' he told the Sydney Morning Herald.

Alan Zheng, from Eastwood, said a link he and his friends used to book Pfizer said it seemed 'too good to be true'.

'The website seemed a bit strange and had no government domain name but the

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