Unfortunately while this pandemic has shown a lot of communities uniting and people making sacrifices for the greater good, it has also shown the dark side of our society. There are a lot of people taking advantage of the fear and uncertainty of these times to scam people.
|Scammers are using the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 crisis to attempt to steal your personal and financial information. Here’s what you need to know (and do) to stay as safe as possible:|
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If you receive an email, text, or call asking for personal information for anything related to the COVID 19 pandemic do not answer any questions, provide account, or social security information.FAKE PRODUCTS
Be wary of listings or advertisements offering high demand items like face masks and hand sanitizer at a reduced price. If it seems too good to be true, it most likely is. Stick with reputable retailers who will stand behind their sales as well as the quality of their products.
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