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COVID-19 Insurance Scams

Beware of Insurance Scams

There are many efforts underway to steal information and money through insurance scams.  Some of the recent scams involve:
  • Fake "corona" insurance,
  • Bogus calls warning that your health insurance was cancelled,
  • Offers of all sorts of coronavirus medications,
  • Robocalls offering "special virus test kits" and asking for Medicare numbers, SSNs, insurance information, and other medical information, and
  • Fake coronavirus travel insurance.
As mentioned in the article:

Caution is your best corona vaccine:
  • Never give out your personal info unless you requested. This includes medical, healthcare policy, SSN, credit or other info to a stranger or robocall. It’s a scam.
  • Don’t click on emails, attachments, weblinks or social-media posts unless they’re from people or organizations you know.
  • Hang up on recorded robocalls or live callers pitching low-cost insurance, or who ask for your personal information unsolicited.
  • Don’t click on links from unknown sources in a text message or e-mail. The links could download viruses or malware.
  • Ignore online offers for vaccinations. There currently are no vaccines, pills, “organic” or other prescription or over-the-counter products for coronavirus.

Posted: March 27, 2020, 12:16 AM