It's that time of year again where we get scam calls about "extended warranties" or "student debt," same old same old. Sadly this year they are even more ruthless.

Scam sites are now using the Coronavirus as a way to steal your info. This started online months ago in many forms, but now they have moved over to texting and calling you. They are pretending to be government officials.

The texts usually read,

"Hello you or a loved one may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Coronavirus please check in using this link:..."

They will then give you a link that will give them access to your info. They will also ask for even more once you sign in.

If the texts and calls come in and the people don't give you a name or organization that's the first red flag. Do not trust them. If a name is given, ask to come in to the organization, or to be given more proof of who they are. Never give personal information over the phone unless you are certain of who the person is.

We are living in a time of fear, and sadly many scammers feed off of that fear. Stay safe and stay smart out there.

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