HEALTH OFFICIALS AND POLICE WARN OF SCAMS EXPLOITING COVID-19 FEARS

Mar 16, 2020

By Jeremy Logan

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Health officials and police are warning people about an email scam taking advantage of people worried about COVID-19 to steal money or sensitive information.

Winnipeg police have sent a warning about a scam in which a person gets an email saying the recipient has been contaminated by the novel coronavirus.

The email asks for credit card information to order a shipment of medication.

Manitoba chief public health officer, Dr. Brent Roussin, says public health would never ask for financial information in an email or over the phone.

The Canadian Red Cross also sent out a warning on the weekend against clicking any links in a text message claiming to be from the organization and offering masks.

The World Health Organization, Better Business Bureau and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre have all shared warnings about possible scams related to the pandemic.

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