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Coronavirus Scam Alerts

 


The culver city Police Department wants you to be aware that there are a growing number of scams related to the coronavirus. Here are some examples:

VACCINATIONS & AT HOME TEST KITS: There are currently no vaccines or other over the counter products to treat or cure COVID-19. There also are no FDA-authorized home test kits for the coronavirus.

FAKE CHARITIES: Some scammers use names that sound a lot like the names of real charities. This is one reason it pays to do some research before giving.

HANG UP ON ROBOCALLS: Don't press any numbers. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch various schemes.

FREE PRODUCTS & SERVICES: Beware of any 'phishing' scams that offer free products and or services.

SCAMS TARGETING SENIORS: Senior citizens are the most common targets for scammers, and especially vulnerable in these stressful times. Be extra vigilant when dealing with anyone soliciting money from seniors.

EMAILS FROM UNKNOWN SENDERS: Don't click on links or open attachments from unknown senders. Scammers are circulating emails that appear to be from hospitals and health organizations.

 

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