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Avoid COVID-19 Scams

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April 13, 2020

Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to steal money and personal information. Don’t let them.

Hang up on robocalls

Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from scam Coronavirus treatments to work-at-home schemes.

Verify information

Contact trusted sources to confirm information is correct. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at cdc.gov.

Know who you’re buying from

Online sellers may claim to have in-demand products, like cleaning, household, and health and medical supplies when, in fact, they don’t.

Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know

They could download viruses onto your computer or device.

Do your homework

Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.

Protect Yourself

If you believe you were a victim of a scam, CALL YOUR LOCAL POLICE OR SHERIFF and file a complaint online or by phone: