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Online scammers are trying to sell COVID-19 vaccines on the dark web for as much as $1,000 in bitcoin

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Since the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines were approved for emergency use in December there have been a growing number of ads on the dark web offering the inoculation for as much as $1,000 worth of bitcoin.
Scammers online are feeding off people's desperation for the vaccine since the roll out has been slower than expected.
Researchers from cybersecurity firm Check Point were offered a dose of the coronavirus vaccine for $750 in bitcoin. After the bitcoin payment was made, the vendor's account was deleted and the researchers did...
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Dollar General becomes the first retailer to announce plans to pay workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Dollar General will offer workers four hours worth of pay to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the company announced Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal first reported the story.
Employees who tell Dollar General they got the COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for four hours worth of pay, plus paid time off if they have adverse reactions to the shot.
Dollar General is the first major retailer to announce compensation for employees who get vaccinated.
Low-wage, essential workers have faced higher risks of contracting COVID-19 on the job, per Brookings .
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