The federal government is looking into how potential scams could threaten to disrupt the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
It comes as Australia’s consumer watchdog issued a fresh warning of the potential for people to try to profit off uncertainty about vaccine access when distribution begins on Monday.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said scammers could try and offer early access to the Pfizer vaccine in exchange for money.
The commission said scammers could also try and offer vaccines that are already available overseas.
“These offers may include requests for up-front payments for access to vaccines – these offers are not legitimate,” a commission spokeswoman said.
“Don’t send money to people who contact you out of…