Watch Out For Coronavirus Scams!

Be on your guard, officials warn.
Watch Out For Coronavirus Scams!
April 8, 2020

Even in a global pandemic, there are always people trying to steal a buck. Scams related to COVID-19 are the latest threat. The Texas Department of Insurance is out with some tips for avoiding being ripped off, which are appropriate for the entire country:

Criminals may try to sell you “coronavirus insurance.” It’s a scam. Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it likely is. Another scam is selling fake coronavirus treatments or questionable cures. You might get a robocall offering coronavirus test kits. This is an attempt to steal your money or personal information. Talk to a doctor if you're sick or think you might need a test.

Be wary of calls or emails warning you about problems with your insurance plan. Someone could be trying to get you to reveal personal information. Ways you can avoid scams: Do not answer calls or respond to texts from unknown numbers. Do not click on links in text messages. Do not follow links or click on attachments in social media posts about virus “cures.” Never share your Social Security number, bank account or routing numbers, or your health insurance policy number in an email, text, or phone call you didn’t make

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