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Coronavirus Scams

Coronavirus Scams

Scams in regards to the Corona Virus are increasing daily. Keep yourself safe by staying informed.

Below are some tips suggested by the Federal Trade Commission to avoid Coronavirus Scams: 

  1. Hang up on robocalls immediately. Don't press any numbers.
  2. Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits. At this time there are no FDA-authorized home test kits for the Coronavirus online or in stores.
  3. 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.
  4. Don't respond to texts and emails about checks from the government. The details are still being worked out. Anyone who tells you they can get you the money now is a scammer.
  5. Never click on links from sources you don't know.
  6. Watch for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying they have information about the virus.  For the most up to date information about the Coronavirus visit the CDC site World Health Organization site directly.
  7. Do your homework when it comes to donations, whether through charities or crowdfunding sites.

This information has been provided by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)Click here for the full official release of the information above.