Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding COVID-19. Make sure you and your family members are familiar with these new scams.
Demanding immediate payment to avoid utility shut off
Requesting your personal information in order for you to receive your stimulus check or other financial relief
Selling of fraudulent hand sanitizers and/or medical supplies
Offering work-at-home schemes
As many children are now transitioning to online schooling, it is a good time to talk with your child about internet safety. The FBI has issued a release warning parents about the increased risk of child exploitation.
Unfortunately, scammers have not stopped their routine tactics either. For more information about common scams (not related to COVID-19), please visit the Police Department’s Fraud Alert page.