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Despite coronavirus scams not being quite as widespread as they were early in the pandemic, there are still scammers out there attempting to use the virus to trick people. Scammers will often use the latest concern to steal information, such as using the newest variant or lack of available tests. These scare tactics can cause people to react emotionally by purchasing fake tests and giving away personal information, such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and so on.
Some common scams to be cautious of include:
To learn more about updated pandemic-related scams and tips on avoiding them, check out the Federal Trade Commission’s coronavirus informational page.