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New coronavirus scam: How to spot bogus contact tracing texts, emails and calls

Morning Call

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.


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