FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2020
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng, Matthew Leonenko and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
Town Warns Residents
About Coronavirus Scams
North Hempstead, NY -Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board remind residents to be mindful of the proliferation of scams relating to coronavirus.
“Our goal is
to make sure our residents are informed and have the most update to date information,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth “It is truly unfortunate that unscrupulous people would use the coronavirus to take advantage of others.”
The Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) has compiled a list of recent scams to help keep people protected:
For the latest updates visit: www.ftc.gov/coronavirus and continue to check the Town’s website.
are no vaccines, pills, or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure coronavirus — online or in stores. Ignore online, phone, or in-person offers for vaccinations.
- At this time,
there are no FDA-authorized home test kits for the coronavirus. Ignore online, offers for vaccinations and home test kits.
- Do not respond
to texts, emails, phone calls, or in-person offers about checks from the government. Details are still being worked out. Those guaranteeing money now are a scammer.
- Be careful and
watch for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying they have information about the virus. Be sure to fact check information before you pass along any information.
- Do not click
on any links from unknown sources. They can lead to viruses downloaded on your computer.