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Avoid Fake Corona Virus Tests

Your Moment of Trust

Release Date: 05/26/2020

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Many Americans are still waiting for their COVID-19 stimulus check and/or dealing with the unemployment system as they struggle to find jobs. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning of the latest phishing schemes where fraudsters pose as government agencies, in hopes of stealing sensitive personal information.  To report or investigate a potential scam, visit , or call BBB of the Tri-Counties at 805-963-8657.

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Whether you are planning a trip to the grocery store or if you are trying to plan a family vacation, the Corona Virus has disrupted life. The CDC recommends that your family does not travel out of the country for vacation this year. In fact, during this travel season it is recommended that families stay close to home. If you must travel this season, please listen to our new episode of ‘Your Moment of Trust’ where we share the latest CDC travel recommendations.

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The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is issuing a warning after an elderly man from San Jose recently lost $45,000 to a lottery scam. The scam was first reported by mail to the BBB in upstate New York. The BBB was rather surprised when the victim of the scam reported that the scammers claimed to be BBB employees. The scammers claimed that the man won a prize from the mega lottery. The real BBB found out about the scam when the victim wrote to the BBB, thinking that he was going to claim his prize. Surprisingly, the scammers continued to write the man in an attempt to collect an additional large...

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It is summer camp season once again, but during the COVID-19 epidemic, the CDC has a few public safety recommendations to ensure everyone’s safety. Camps will independently decide when they will open for participants, but all camps are required to follow state-wide regulations. U.S. residents can check their governor’s website for required summer camp protocol. Additional summer camp safety guidelines and resources are available through the YMCA of the USA (YMCA-USA) and the American Camp Association (ACA). Available through this link here:

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Warm summer weather often brings monsoon storms and summer rain. This time of year, homeowners frequently need roof replacement and repair. The BBB is warning homeowners about potential roofing scams. Scammers will offer a free roof inspection and could potentially cause additional damage to your roof in order to incite further payment costs. To report or investigate a potential scam, visit , or call BBB of the Tri-Counties at 805-963-8657.

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Studies show that up to 50% of people with COVID-19, do not show any symptoms. As a result, many people are wondering if they have the virus without knowing it. An antibody test can reveal if your body has already fought off the virus. Unfortunately, many scammers are taking advantage of this situation by advertising fake tests. Watch out for phone calls or websites that pose as legitimate medical clinics. Be aware that fake testing scams will not provide details about the test and ask for you to provide sensitive personal information. If you want to get a legitimate rest, talk to your...

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If you use Venmo or another digital wallet, such as Zelle or Apple Pay - be aware of this con. If someone you do not know sends you money, watch out! It may not be an honest mistake. Scammers are taking advantage of digital wallet systems to take your money. To report or investigate a potential scam, visit , or call BBB of the Tri-Counties at 805-963-8657.

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Many social-media scams are taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic, luring unsuspecting internet users into pyramid schemes and other 'get rich quick' scenarios. Remember, scammers always try to make a lot of money with little effort. If an offer is too good to be true, it usually is! To report or investigate a potential scam, visit , or call BBB of the Tri-Counties at 805-963-8657.

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Better Business Bureau of the Tri-Counties gives great advice on how to recognize scam sites that take your money, promising Covid-19 supplies such as face masks and hand sanitizer--but then shut down and don't deliver!  Don't get taken in!  To report or investigate a potential scam, visit , or call BBB of the Tri-Counties at 805-963-8657.

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Pet buyers are being told they have to pay extra for a crate or insurance to have a pet shipped due to the coronavirus.  Learn how to avoid the puppy scam in this episode from .  To report or investigate scams in your area, visit .  You can also call the BBB of the Tri-Counties at 805-963-8657.

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Studies show that up to 50% of people with COVID-19, do not show any symptoms. As a result, many people are wondering if they have the virus without knowing it. An antibody test can reveal if your body has already fought off the virus. Unfortunately, many scammers are taking advantage of this situation by advertising fake tests. Watch out for phone calls or websites that pose as legitimate medical clinics. Be aware that fake testing scams will not provide details about the test and ask for you to provide sensitive personal information. If you want to get a legitimate rest, talk to your healthcare provider. To report or investigate a potential scam, visit Scam Tracker, or call BBB of the Tri-Counties at 805-963-8657.