Scammers are constantly adapting and the recent COVID-19 national emergency is no exception. The FCC has learned of a number of ways fraudsters are seeking to take advantage of consumers.
From fake testing kits and unproven cures to government imposter scams and work from home schemes, robocall scams are being updated to reflect the current crisis. These scams prey on our most vulnerable community members and result in financial loss or worse, the use of potentially dangerous “treatments”.
The FCC has developed a COVID-19 scams page (https://www.fcc.gov/covid-scams)
that includes tips to assist consumers with protecting themselves and their loved ones. The guide includes scam audio and a sample text hoax that was circulating. The FCC will continue to update the page as they learn about new COVID-19 scams.
We must work together to spread the word about these pernicious scams. Please share this information with the residents in your community.
Officer Anwar Sillah