The Covid-19 Scams Begin

The Office of the Attorney General in Virginia just sent out a notice warning the community of coronavirus in-home testing scam.

A resident of Virginia Beach contacted their health care company to verify that it was them offering in-home visits for coronavirus testing. The scammer called the resident and told them they may have been exposed to someone with coronavirus (COVID-19). The caller then asked to come to the resident’s home to conduct a test.

The resident was appropriately suspicious and contacted her health care company. They confirmed this was not something they are doing. It was then reported to the police.

As we are adjusting to many changes in our own lives, we need to still be on alert that the scammers seem to be swift and nimble adapting. My 17-year old said she almost fell for an online shopping site with styles she loved and prices she could not believe. Before she started to order she googled the business and found no reviews or ratings — but then found a story about how many “online retailers” are popping up in hopes of a quick scam from unsuspecting online shoppers. Warned.

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