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LCSO warns of two recent COVID-19 related scams

Scam Alert
Posted at 1:23 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 13:32:58-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Leon County Sheriff's Office is warning the public two recent COVID-19 related scams impacting our area.

There are reports of scammers attempting to sell illegal COVID-19 "home testing kits."

LCSO says the FDA warns that there is currently no approved COVID-19 home testing kit.

Should you receive a call for this type of incident, please contact the Consolidated Dispatch Agency through their non-emergency number (850) 606-5800.

The second scam is that there have been increased phishing emails seeking donations or asking to verify personal information in an attempt to steal identities and money, according to the FBI.

LCSO says fake emails, claiming to be the CDC are being sent with a link containing Malware and Ransomware.

If you think you may have been a victim of any of these scams please contact the Leon County Sheriff's Office at (850) 606-3300.