Since the beginning of the pandemic, Canadian COVID-19 scams have emerged in many forms.
From phone calls from fake health professionals to the selling of fraudulent COVID-19 tests, scammers didn't miss a beat in inventing new ways to get people's money and information.
Because scams like these are running rampant, the Government of Canada has published a list of common instances of COVID-19 fraud for people to be aware of and protect themselves from.
New additions to the list include the selling of counterfeit COVID-19 vaccines or products claiming to treat or prevent the disease.
Other scams of the same nature are trying to convince people to download malicious COVID-19 notification apps or offer up private financial details.
Another red flag is fake private companies offering at-home vaccination kits for a fee.
With COVID-19-related scams, many people are impersonating government officials or financial institutions.
The Government of Canada says that when in doubt, contact the 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232) service.