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Protecting Against Covid-19 Scams

Boris Thaser
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Hang up the phone. That’s Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh’s advice on how to steer clear of scammers hawking at-home COVID-19 tests or cures for the virus. If it’s an email, don’t open any attachments. If it’s a phone call, end it.

Frosh also tells how to report suspected price gouging, where to get help if you’re threatened with foreclosure or eviction, and why he’s worried about the coronavirus spreading in prisons.

Check out this FAQ list compiled by the OAG. The consumer hotline number is 410-528-8662.

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