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Beware the Coronavirus Scams

Updated: Oct 6, 2022

As the nation faces the current CORONAVIRUS concern, scammers are already finding ways to take advantage of us. Be on the lookout for the following scams:

Fake Cures

There is currently no cure or vaccine to treat coronavirus. Any claims that suggest otherwise are 100% false.

Phony Fundraisers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) suggests researching charities before donating. You can verify nonprofits at


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not go door-to-door gathering information about infectious diseases. If you encounter a person claiming to be from the CDC, contact your local police department.

Phishing Emails

Recently, the Secret Service issued a warning about emails that appear to be sent from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The email contains a link that does NOT connect to the CDC. It is best to check the sender’s email address and avoid opening emails from senders that you do not know.

Counterfeit Products & Price Gouging

Many consumers have reported false product descriptions and increased prices while shopping online. It is best to read reviews and research the seller’s history before clicking BUY NOW.



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