H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Outbreak
AG's and Scam Protection - May 2009
Since the outbreak of H1N1 flu, a number of offices of attorneys general have warned against scammers taking advantage of concerned consumers. Scams over the telephone and via spam emails that make reference to "swine flu survival," vaccines, or similar terms can be used to steal money and private information from victims.
"Follow-up to swine flu: computer viruses, scams," Houston Chronicle
"Swine Flu Scams," Oregon Department of Justice
"As if one Swine Flu virus weren't enough," All Consuming Blog, Washington State Office of the Attorney General
"Consumer Alert: Swine Flu Scams," Office of the Maine Attorney General
For the most up-to-date and accurate information on the H1N1 flu outbreak, and to help avoid identity theft and false information, check online at the Center for Disease Control's H1N1 Flu web page.