Mar 27, 2021 3:04 PM

Avoid coronavirus scams

Posted Mar 27, 2021 3:04 PM

Pottawatomie County health officials said this past week that FEMA helps the public tell fact from fiction, and rumors from truth regarding the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can stop the spread of rumors by finding trusted sources of information, sharing information only from trusted sources, and discouraging others from sharing information from unverified sources. 

You can find trusted sources on the Centers for Disease Control Coronavirus Page. 

There are five things you can do to avoid a coronavirus scam. They include ignoring offers for vaccinations and home test kits. Hang up on robocalls, watch out for phishing emails and text messages by not clicking on links in emails or texts that you did not expect, research before you donate and stay in the know.