Please be aware of fraud during the coronavirus emergency. An order is now in effect prohibiting door to door solicitation of any kind. If someone attempts to enter your home or comes to your door to try to sell you anything, do not open the door and call 911.
Be on the lookout for phishing emails asking you to verify your personal information in order to receive an economic stimulus check from the government. Government agencies are not sending unsolicited emails asking for your private information in order to send you money.
Other phishing emails may claim to be related to: charitable contributions, general financial relief, airline carrier refunds, fake cures and vaccines, and fake testing kits.
Do not open emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Do not click on links or open attachments you do not recognize. If clicked on, these links could be used to deliver malware to your computer to steal personal information.
Be cautious of anyone trying to sell you products that claim to prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19. Be alert to counterfeit products like sanitizers, gloves, N95 respirator masks, and face shields. Report counterfeit products at ic3.gov.
If you are sick and have also either recently traveled to a country with sustained community spread of COVID-19 or had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.