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Scam COVID-19 Contact Tracing calls

September 01, 2020

NPR reported this morning that many states have been reporting scam COVID-19 Contact Tracing calls attempting to gather personal information.

Here are some tips to know if you receive a call and are unsure if it is a legitimate tracer: 
• Contact tracers won’t ask you for money.
• Contact tracing does not require your bank account or credit card number.
• Legitimate contact tracers will never ask for your Social Security Number. 
• Your immigration status does not matter for contact tracing, so real tracers won’t ask. 
• Do not click on a link in a text or email.