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Security tip: Beware of contact tracing scams

Federal officials warn that scammers are posing as COVID-19 contact tracers to steal personal information. Scammers do so by disguising their email address or phone number to appear as a legitimate incoming call from a contact tracer also known as “spoofing.”

Learn the 5 ways to spot this specific scam and be aware that contact tracers, hired by the state’s department of public health, will not ask for personal information, like a Social Security number or bank account, and will not request money during the call. While talking to a contact tracer can help stop the spread of COVID-19, reporting malicious actors can help stop their scams from spreading.

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