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Town Warns Residents About Coronavirus Scams

North Hempstead, NY -Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board remind residents to be mindful of the proliferation of scams relating to coronavirus.

“Our goal is to make sure our residents are informed and have the most update to date information,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth “It is truly unfortunate that unscrupulous people would use the coronavirus to take advantage of others.”

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has compiled a list of recent scams to help keep people protected:

  • There currently are no vaccines, pills, or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure coronavirus — online or in stores. Ignore online, phone, or in-person offers for vaccinations.

  • At this time, there are no FDA-authorized home test kits for the coronavirus. Ignore online, offers for vaccinations and home test kits.

  • Do not respond to texts, emails, phone calls, or in-person offers about checks from the government. Details are still being worked out. Those guaranteeing money now are a scammer.

  • Be careful and watch for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying they have information about the virus. Be sure to fact check information before you pass along any information.

  • Do not click on any links from unknown sources. They can lead to viruses downloaded on your computer.
For the latest updates visit: www.ftc.gov/coronavirus and  continue to check the Town’s website.



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