Please be aware of an increase in scams concerning COVID-19. Scammers are using phishing emails and other methods to obtain personal information, account numbers, passwords, etc. We have also been informed of an incident where perpetrators claiming to be from the CDC, wearing protective clothing, showed up at a resident’s door.
Please read below for some very important things you can do to protect yourself from Scams.
- Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments.
- Don’t click on ads or articles claiming to have live interactive maps from untrusted websites.
- Use trusted sources — such as legitimate, government websites — for up-to-date, fact-based information about COVID-19. Visit floridahealthcovid19.gov for more info.
- Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.
- Do not reveal personal or financial information during phone calls. Call the person back at a published Department of Health phone number.
- If you see or experience something unusual call our non-emergency number at 954-344-1800 and do not give out any personal information.
Banks and the government will not call, text, or email you asking for personal information. When in doubt, go to a website without clicking any links, call the number listed on the financial institutions website or call our non-emergency number at 954-344-1800