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ADVISORY: COVID-19 Related Scams

Covid-19 Scams

REFRAIN FROM:

  • Providing personal, banking or financial information via the phone, email, social media or text.
  • Purchasing medical or protective equipment online from disreputable or questionable sources.
  • Downloading suspicious attachments or links.

UNLESS:

  • You verify the legitimacy of the request or transaction by directly contacting or researching the relevant governmental office, health office, charitable or official organization.
  • You seek verification from guidelines issued by:
    1. The government regarding the disbursement of stimulus payments or COVID-19 contact tracing procedures.
    2. Financial Institutions as it pertains to online banking verification procedures.