Cobb County Senior Services officials are raising awareness of resources for public safety and to fight crime during the COVID-19 crisis.
Avoid COVID-19 Scams
Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to steal money and personal information. Don’t let them.
Hang up on robocalls
Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from scam Coronavirus treatments to work-at-home schemes.
Contact trusted sources to confirm information is correct. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at cdc.gov.
Know who you’re buying from
Online sellers may claim to have in-demand products, like cleaning, household, and health and medical supplies when, in fact, they don’t.
Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know
They could download viruses onto your computer or device.
Do your homework
Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.
If you believe you were a victim of a scam, CALL YOUR LOCAL POLICE OR SHERIFF and file a complaint online or by phone:
National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF): 1-866-720-5721
IC3.gov (Internet Crime Complaint Center)
For information on Cobb Senior Services, visit www.cobbseniors.org.