Michigan Scammers Claiming They’re From the Health Department
We have been telling you about so many scams lately, on email and on your cell phone. They have been around a while but seem worse with the pandemic being around. Hopefully these will decrease like the number of cases of COVID-19.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is warning Michiganders again to beware of scammers claiming to be from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). This from wlns.com.
The scammers claim to be from local public health departments, and they are calling people and offering a number of things in the headlines today. Things like medication and at home COVID19 tests. They are telling victims that there are grants available from the government and asking for personal information like Social Security numbers.
Scammers remain focused on taking advantage of the ongoing pandemic to gain access to your personal information. I cannot reiterate this enough: do not fall for these attempts. State and local health departments will never call you with threats or unrealistic demands that include you having to hand over information like your Social Security Number, birthdate or address. It is important to stay on high alert for these scams and I urge all Michiganders to utilize the resources our Consumer Protection Team has to offer as we are just one call or click away.
All the information you need about COVID-19 is always available if you stop by Michigan’s Coronavirus website or by visiting the CDC’s website.
Plus keep in mind consumer protection is just a click or phone call away. Consumer complaints can be filed online at the Attorney General’s website, or by calling 877-765-8388.
Let's pass the word especially to our elderly, and of course friends and family.