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COVID-19 SCAM

7/22/2020

Please see notice from the Taylor County Public Health Agency:

Good afternoon,

Our local public health neighbors made us aware of scam that is happening in our area.

 

A caller posing as an employee from your county public health department is calling saying you have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case.  The caller then says that the public health office wants to send you a COVID-19 test kit and asks to collect a $50 processing fee over the phone.

 

Please know that your local public health office does not provide at-home COVID-19 test kits and will never ask for your banking or credit card information over the phone.  Your best defense is to always say NO if someone you don’t know unexpectedly asks for banking or credit card numbers over the phone. To report this type of fraud, please contact the Consumer Protection Division at the Iowa Attorney General’s Office: consumer@ag.iowa.gov or 515-281-5926

 

Thank you!

Crystal