New coronavirus scam: How to spot bogus contact tracing texts, emails and calls
Don’t panic if you get a phone call, text message or email from someone who says they’re a public health official warning that you may have been exposed to the coronavirus.
It may be a scam.
Legitimate officials are calling and even visiting people who may have been exposed. That’s called contact tracing, and it’s a key part of Pennsylvania’s plan to limit the spread of the virus as the economy reopens.
But scammers are exploiting that process.