According to KATV.com scammers are now taking advantage of those wanting to help with the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Better Business Bureau of Arkansas President and CEO, Janet Robb, told KATV that scammers are taking advantage of those wanting to help by offering to pay them for vaccine research.

“The one that is probably the most concerning is lately hearing from individuals that have received a text message, an email or received a contact or a link to click on Facebook – earn $1,200 by participating in a COVID research trial,” said Robb.

Robb said a company will never randomly reach out to people to participate in research such as a COVID-19 vaccine.

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