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COVID Relief Scammers Targeting Email Inboxes

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June 15, 2021

Scam artists are always looking to take advantage of a situation to steal from you. They've been using the COVID-19 pandemic and federal relief monies as tools to gain personal information from unsuspecting victims.

If you receive an email about pandemic relief, no matter how "official-looking," REMEMBER:

  • Cobb County will not reach out to you directly about receiving federal assistance money.
  • Do NOT give out personal ID information to any of these sites.
  • All official assistance information can be found at www.cobbcounty.org/ERA
  • Any questions or concerns? Call us at 770-528-1000 or email us at [email protected]

FOR MORE on these "phishing" emails, check out these sites:

https://www.justice.gov/coronavirus

https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/Securities/coronavirus_scams

https://consumer.georgia.gov/consumer-topics/phishing

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/04/want-get-your-coronavirus-relief-check-scammers-do-too

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Ross Cavitt | Cobb County Communications Director | Email | Contact Us | Webpage |