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Andrew County Health Department warns of phone scam

The post says that a caller identifies as a COVID-19 contact tracer and then asks for personal information that no legitimate tracer would.

Posted: Sep 30, 2020 10:12 AM

(ANDREW COUNTY, Mo.) Scam alert from the Andrew County Health Department.

The health department posted to Facebook that a phone scam is possibly working around our region.

The post says that a caller identifies as a COVID-19 contact tracer and then asks for personal information that no legitimate tracer would.

A real case investigator will never ask for a bank account, credit card, or social security card info.

If you get a suspicious call, hang up and call your local health department.

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