We have received notifications from our federal partners that there are scams you should be aware regarding to Coronavirus. Some of these types of scams include:
Additionally, you may come across these scams through text messages, phone calls, email messages, etc. Here are somethings to consider when overwhelmed with Coronavirus info found online.
Before you act, stop. Ask yourself:
It is for this reason that we are issuing this alert to provide you with resources to help keep you and your families safe. Unfortunately, scams do often appear during times of emergency, disaster, and uncertainty. For us to keep people safe, we really do need to rely on you to help carry our message to those who need to hear it. Please, take a moment this evening to read over all of these resources and share them with your loved ones. These tools will help all of us stay alert and resilient, even during this pandemic challenge.
Thank you for your time and commitment to help keep your fellow Marylanders safe. We have to continue to be each others’ heroes by staying home, continuing to physically distance ourselves, and always washing our hands. We keep saying it, but it truly is a community effort.
U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)