May 20, 2020

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has issued a consumer alert about new scams related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The scams include text messages and phone calls to imposters posing as health workers offering free COVID-19 tests. According to the state, Floridians need to be on the lookout for scams and never give out personal or financial information to solicitors.

Reports have emerged of text messages asking people to click on a link to claim a $1,000 payment, apparently connected to a COVID-19 federal stimulus package. The link most likely contained malware. Never click on any links in unsolicited messages.