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MN Officials Warn of COVID-19 Contact-Tracing Scam

Jun 08, 2020 02:45PM ● By Editor
From Minnesota Public Radio News - June 8, 2020

According to the Federal Trade Commission, scammers are targeting people via text, saying that someone they know has tested positive for coronavirus and that they should click on a link for more information.

Some texts ask people to download software on to their phone, while others seek information like Social Security numbers and banking information. 

Contact tracing is the practice of figuring out who someone who has tested positive for coronavirus has been in contact with. It's a strategy meant to mitigate the spread of the virus.

The state is encouraging people who get these texts to report them to the FBI.
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