COVID-19 phone scam

Predators Pounce During Coronavirus

April 23, 2020

Several weeks ago, Lorina’s cellphone rang. Seeing it was a local call, the 61-year-old picked up. A woman’s voice said she was working with Medicare to distribute tests for COVID-19. All she needed was Lorina’s name, address, and Social Security and Medicare information. She gave it to her – but later called the SMP to report it when she received a warning from the SMP in the mail. So goes one of the many frauds local and federal authorities say have emerged amid the COVID-19 pandemic, feeding off the fear and confusion bred by the virus and its lack of a cure or vaccine. Read a news story.

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