Stop Covid-19 Scammers in Their Tracks. Protect Yourself.

Scammers are criminals who are want two things from you: your money and your personal information, especially your health information. Don’t be tricked into giving up either. 

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On top of everything else you may be dealing with during this pandemic, the last thing you need in your life is to be scammed. 

Scammers are criminals who are want two things from you: your money and your personal information, especially your health information. Don’t be tricked into giving up either. 

These tips can help you protect your valuable and sensitive information.

  1. Hang up on phone calls offering Covid-19 shots or home test kits. 
  2. Read emails carefully. Do not click links in emails from unknown senders. Such links may contain viruses that infect your computer and could land your information into the hands of identity thieves.
  3. Beware of requests for your Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid numbers from unknown sources (websites or phone calls). None of these federal agencies will call or send an email asking for this information.
  4. Talk to your doctor or health care provider. They are a trusted source and your partner in your care.

The most important action you can take to stop scammers is report them to the Federal Trade Commission. They can also refer you to additional reporting resources and agencies, if you need to take further action. 

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