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Avoid Coronavirus Scams

Here are some tips to help you keep the COVID-19 scammers at bay:

Hang up on robocalls. Don’t press any numbers. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from scam Coronavirus treatments to work-at-home schemes. The recording might say that pressing a number will let you speak to a live operator or remove you from their call list, but it might lead to more robocalls instead.

Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits. Scammers are trying to get you to buy products, online or in stores, that aren’t proven to treat or prevent the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). At this time, there also are no FDA-authorized home test kits for the Coronavirus.

Fact-check information. Scammers, and sometimes well-meaning people, share information that hasn’t been verified. Before you pass on any messages, contact trusted sources.

For more COVID-19 related scam prevention tips and information, visit: consumer.ftc.gov/features/coronavirus-scams-what-ftc-doing