There are many efforts underway to steal information and money through insurance scams. Some of the recent scams involve:
- Fake "corona" insurance,
- Bogus calls warning that your health insurance was cancelled,
- Offers of all sorts of coronavirus medications,
- Robocalls offering "special virus test kits" and asking for Medicare numbers, SSNs, insurance information, and other medical information, and
- Fake coronavirus travel insurance.
As mentioned in the article:
Caution is your best corona vaccine:
- Never give out your personal info unless you requested. This includes medical, healthcare policy, SSN, credit or other info to a stranger or robocall. It’s a scam.
- Don’t click on emails, attachments, weblinks or social-media posts unless they’re from people or organizations you know.
- Hang up on recorded robocalls or live callers pitching low-cost insurance, or who ask for your personal information unsolicited.
- Don’t click on links from unknown sources in a text message or e-mail. The links could download viruses or malware.
- Ignore online offers for vaccinations. There currently are no vaccines, pills, “organic” or other prescription or over-the-counter products for coronavirus.