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Beware of these fake text messages and robocalls going around about the coronavirus

(CNN)If you get a text message saying you've come into contact with someone who's tested positive for Covid-19, don't click the link.

It's a scam, officials say.

Warnings about such texts have been circulating from Kansas to Maine. And it's just one of numerous coronavirus-related scams that local, state and federal officials report are attempting to prey on vulnerable Americans.

Text messages and robocalls offering testing kits, bogus treatments or financial relief and claiming to be from government agencies have been reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other government agencies. Other text message hoaxes may instruct people to stock up on supplies. And now that stimulus checks are in the mail, scammers are trying new tactics to get their hands on that money and people's personal information.

Read more at CNN.


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