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What Do I Need to Know About Coronavirus Scams?

Brown Law, LLC Jan. 14, 2022

During the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), there are many people who can be susceptible to different scams arising that are associated with the virus. It is important to know what to look out for so that you can protect yourself. Continue reading to learn about common COVID-19 scams and contact an experienced New Jersey fraud protection attorney for assistance.

Charity Scams

There are a lot of people who are receiving phone calls and emails regarding how you can help to stop the spread of the Coronavirus with monetary donations. This may be for testing kits, vaccines, research methods, and more. It is important to be careful, as many of these are fraudulent. To prevent involving yourself in a scam, be sure to do extensive research on the company asking for a donation. If anyone asks you for cash, it is most likely a fraud.

False Medical Bills

During this time, there are individuals receiving phone calls from people who say that they are doctors or health insurers demanding payment for certain bills or testing. It is important to not give anyone money without confirming that they are calling from a reputable source first. This goes for emails as well.

Fake Medical Products/Equipment

It is an unfortunate reality that there are several instances in which scammers are selling fake medical supplies online. This can be seen even through reputable sources, such as Amazon. It is crucial for all people to understand that no one can simply buy a Coronavirus testing kit online through any source. In addition to this, there are parties claiming to sell cures to the virus. However, there has yet to be any medicine or vaccine created that can cure the virus as of now.

Price Gouging

In a time where certain products are becoming high in demand, they are becoming increasingly difficult to find. This can include face masks, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and more. While price gouging is illegal, many people are raising the price of these products while they are in high demand.

Fraudulent Medical Information

A lot of people are receiving emails from other parties claiming to be the Center of Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO) with links to helpful information regarding the disease. However, clicking these links can allow scammers to obtain their personal information.

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