BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. - A release put out by the Moorestown Police Department on their Facebook page warns residents of a coronavirus scam. The scam involves a person or group of people going door-to-door pretending to be from the Center for Disease control, claiming to conduct surveillance.
The threat of coronavirus is very real in this county. The Burlington County Health Department announced the first two presumptive positive cases Tuesday afternoon. Health officials say the two residents are a 62-year-old male and a 60-year-old female with a history of travel to Italy. The husband and wife have been isolated at home with mild illness since Wednesday, March 4.
In Pennsylvania, the Department of Banking and Securities also put out tips on how to avoid scams during a crisis.
Keep an eye out for the following clues:
• Sense of urgency and limited time offers
• Payment with wire transfer or gift cards
• Secrecy and the need to not tell anyone
• Low or minimal risks with guaranteed high returns
• Unsolicited offers, including social media avenues
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