JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. - James City County Police warn of recent COVID-19 scams.
Police warns residents to beware of fraudulent COVID-19 tests, vaccines and/or treatment options, work-from-home schemes, phishing emails requesting personal and financial information in order to receive a stimulus check or other financial relief offer and more.
As the world moves forward with having an FDA-approved vaccine, police advises to be on the lookout for related scams.
Scams may come in various formats, but here are some scam warning signs:
- You receive a telephone call, text message, email or computer pop-up that you did not solicit
- The solicitor requests unusual payment terms (for example, prepaid debit or gift cards or electronic wiring of funds)
- The solicitor requests your bank account information, social security number or other personal information or credit card number
- The solicitor instills a sense of urgency
Police also encourages everyone to talk with friends and families about potential scams.
For more information about COVID-19 related scams, click here.