Like the rest of the world, Hoosiers are preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately some people may also be preparing to take advantage of this critical situation by preying on the fear and kindness of others.
Hoosiers are urged to be on alert for phishing scams or fraudulent emails, especially those pretending to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or those offering testing or vaccination. Also verify that any charity seeking your assistance is legitimate before donating.
Consumers who believe they may have been the victim of a scam can contact the Indiana Attorney General’s Office at https://www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/2434.htm.
Hoosiers are also encouraged to continue to sign up at https://on.in.gov/COVID19 to receive alerts and the latest updated guidance as the COVID-19 outbreak evolves.