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Contact Tracing: Real and Bogus

By September 3, 2020Cyber Security

Scammers are posing as COVID-19 contact tracers and attempting to trick people into handing over their payment information, NPR reports. The scammers are using phone calls, texts, and emails to tell people that they’ve recently been in contact with someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19, and they ask for financial information before they continue. While a real contact tracer may text you to let you know that they’ll be calling shortly, Montana’s Attorney General Tim Fox said they’ll never ask for payment info. Additionally, texts from real contact tracers won’t contain links to click.

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