It appears one Canadian received quite the phone call when someone asked them to pay thousands of dollars to snag a COVID-19 vaccine value pack. 

The problem? For starters, the vaccine comes at no cost for Canadians, and second, this situation seems to be a trend, according to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center (CAFC).

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$2,500.00

Cost of fraudulent COVID-19 vaccine pack 

In a press release Friday, the CAFC warned Canadians of potential fraud involving fake COVID-19 vaccines and scam phone calls and emails. 

One resident was contacted by phone by an individual claiming they were from a pharmaceutical company and were offering the vaccine, according to the CAFC.

The caller said that they had a six-shot vaccine system for sale. They also said claimed that the product would be sent via mail or by delivery.

CAFC also said that the first vaccine was being sold for $450 and that the whole system would come with a $2,500 price tag.

Additionally, the caller reportedly said the person who purchases the vaccine would be responsible for administering it themselves. 

This comes after Health Canada also tried to crack down on fake vaccines that were being sold online.

"Selling counterfeit drugs or vaccines is a criminal activity that poses serious risks to the health and safety of Canadians," Health Canada wrote in an advisory. 

 
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