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Recognizing COVID-19 Scams

Updated: Sep 10, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, some scammers are using the situation to victimize our older adults and persons with disabilities. Here are a few of the schemes:

  • Scammers are approaching residents of senior housing and assisted living facilities about “opportunities” for COVID-19 testing

  • Beneficiaries are receiving robocalls about "special virus kits" and being asked for their Medicare number to send a "free" test

  • Health care agencies are receiving scam emails offering COVID-19 testing services that can be ordered through a telehealth provider

  • Online services offer a free vaccine in exchange for Medicare #

  • Fraudulent emails claim to be from the Centers for Disease Control or other experts offering information on the virus 

  • Cybersecurity scammers send a link which implants PC ransomware


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