Alert: Scammers claiming to be Covid-19 contact tracers


You may get a text message, phone call or e-mail from scammers purporting to be COVID-19 contact tracers. Legitimate contact tracers may ask for your name and address, health information and the people and places you have visited. A scammer will likely ask for more information:

• Don’t pay a contact tracer.

• Don’t give your financial information.

• Don’t give your Social Security number.

• Don’t share your immigration status.

• Don’t click on links or download files.

If you are unsure whether a legitimate contact tracer is contacting you, contact your local health department before providing any information. Visit for more information.