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Fraudulent Requests for Medicare Information and $1000 Offer

Don't Give out Information or Fall for Unreal Offers

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports a warning from the Florida Attorney General about recent COVID-19 scams.  In one case, ”a 90-year-old woman was asked for her Medicare number so she could receive a free COVID-19 testing kit”.  In another, people received unsolicited text messages asking them to click a link for a $1000 support payment. See the following news article for details: COVID-19 scams prompt statewide warnings

If you receive an unsolicited call, email message, or text message asking for personal information or making an offer that is too good to be true, don't respond. Contact the organization making the request or offer directly and make sure the request or offer is valid.

Please report all scams to security@umbc.edu.


Posted: March 26, 2020, 11:57 PM