From the Office of Todd Gloria, Consumer Alert: Contact Tracing Scams
Aug 08, 2020 05:54PM
By Paul Spear
Consumer Alert: Contact Tracing Scams
Scammers are at it again. Their latest scam is to pose as COVID-19 contact tracers. These scammers are contacting Californians by phone, e-mail and text.
To avoid falling victim to this scam, the California Department of Justice offers some tips and precautions:
If someone claiming to be a contact tracer asks for any kind of financial information or tries to charge you money, it is a scam! Please report it.
If you believe you have been the victim or target of a scam related to COVID-19, please immediately file a complaint at www.oag.ca.gov/report. For more information on how to protect yourself from scams, please visit the Attorney General's COVID-19 Consumer website.
If you have any questions about this or any other state government matter, please contact my office at (619) 645-3090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above all else, please stay healthy and stay safe.
Assemblymember, 78th District