Beware Of Fake Covid-19 Texts
With everything else going on, the last thing I want to worry about is getting a fake text about Coronavirus! Unfortunately, it's happening.
WBZ 4 is reporting that the Thomaston police department in Maine is warning people about a text that is circulating. And Maine is not the only state that's seeing them. My friend Margaret who lives in MA got one on her phone.
It reads "Someone who came in contact with you tested positive or has shown symptoms for Covid-19 & recommends you self-isolate/get tested."
It then provides a link to click on to find out more.
Thomaston, ME police tell WBZ 4 that the virus is not the only unknown enemy out there. As unfortunate as it is, there are people that want to take advantage of us while we are all already stressed to the max.
There's a great article in Westernmassnews.com that says we've lost over 13 million dollars due to scams relating to Covid-19. The other things they report to look out for are related to travel and online shopping.
According to Western Mass News, we need to keep in mind that the government will never call out of the blue to ask for personal information and anyone who asks for a payment or gift card is not legitimate.
Be careful out there!