The spread of the Coronavirus in recent months has unfortunately caused a variety of scams to arise. With so much uncertainty surrounding the circumstances of the virus, it is important to know what to look for so that you do not fall victim to a scam. Continue reading to learn about common scams that are being seen and reach out to an experienced New Jersey attorney for assistance.
Phone calls and emails are going around regarding how people can help to stop the spread of the virus with monetary donations. This may be through funding for testing, vaccines, research, and more. To prevent getting involved with a scam, do extensive research regarding the places you wish to donate money to. If anyone asks you for cash, it is most likely a fraud.
False Medical Bills
There are other phone calls and emails from people claiming to be a doctor or health insurer, asking for payment of certain bills or testing. It is important to not give money without confirming that the person contacting you is from a reputable source.
Fake Medical Products/Equipment
There are many cases these days in which people are trying to sell fake medical supplies online, even through reputable sources. However, it is important for people to know that no one can buy a Coronavirus testing kit online. In addition to this, any “cures” sold online are also fraudulent, as there is no known cure, medication, or vaccine at this time.
Due to certain products being in high demand, price gouging is taking place. This is the raising of prices for items such as face masks, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and more.
Fraudulent Medical Information
Many people are being contacted other parties claiming to be the Center of Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO) with links to helpful information about COVID-19. However, these links should not be clicked, as they can allow scammers to obtain their personal information.
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