Don’t Fall for these Coronavirus Scams

Don’t Fall for these Coronavirus Scams

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It’s truly shameful when crooks prey on others financially during times of crisis, particularly with the latest coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 scams began popping up almost as soon as the health crisis arose, with scammers asking callers to donate to fake charity accounts to help those laid off during this situation. Other scams have included:

Stimulus payment scams

Fake phone calls and phishing schemes trying to get your government stimulus money. The IRS will not phone, text, or email you about your payment and will not require a fee to get it.

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Stimulus payment scams

Fake phone calls and phishing schemes trying to get your government stimulus money. The IRS will not phone, text, or email you about your payment and will not require a fee to get it.

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Fake insurance protections

Scammers offering low-priced “corona insurance” to cover COVID-19 treatments or testing. They are actually attempting to steal your money and/or identity.

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Fake insurance protections

Scammers offering low-priced “corona insurance” to cover COVID-19 treatments or testing. They are actually attempting to steal your money and/or identity.

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Trip cancellation insurance

Standard travel insurance may not cover pandemics. Be wary of offers that cover COVID-19 related trip cancellations.

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Trip cancellation insurance

Standard travel insurance may not cover pandemics. Be wary of offers that cover COVID-19 related trip cancellations.

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Follow these 4 tips to avoid being taken advantage of

• Do not respond to robocalls, unknown texts, emails, or door-to-door solicitors.
• “Free” COVID-19 tests, vaccines, supplies, or treatments are false.
• Contact a trusted doctor, medical organization, or another health provider to check your medical status and in ordering a COVID-19 test. Many local government officials are provided sanctioned, free COVID-19 screenings
• Verify requests for your Medicare or Medicaid info before responding.

Be aware! If the offer sounds too good to be true, it’s probably a scam!

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