COVID-19 Scams & Fraud

Scams and fraud during the COVID-19 pandemic put you at risk for identity and financial theft. They can also be dangerous for your health. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, scammers are still at work. They might get in touch by phone, email, postal mail, text, and/or social media. Protect your money and your identity. Don't share personal information such as your bank account number, Social Security number, date of birth or other personal information.  Scammers are stealing personal information, and selling things that don’t work or should actually be free. They are also using robocalls, social media, phishing emails and other ways to take advantage of people’s fears, anxieties, and confusion around COVID-19.

Misinformation is often used to trick people into falling for a COVID-19 scam. When you hear something new about COVID-19, ask yourself these questions to check if the information is trustworthy.