Protect yourself from COVID-19 scams

Bloomington Police wants to help you stay safe from scams. The Federal Trade Commission has noticed an increase in scam calls and emails resulting from the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Here are some tips on keeping yourself safe from scammers: 

  • Hang up on robocalls.  
  • No one will need to sign up for the stimulus checks coming from the Federal government. 
  • Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits. 
  • Don’t click on or respond to emails asking for personal information in order to receive an economic stimulus check from the government. 
  • Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. 
  • Don’t click on or respond to emails that claim a positive COVID-19 test within your workplace. 
  • Don’t click on or respond to emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the World Health Organization.  
  • Don’t give out any personal information, such as your social security number, PayPal account or banking information.

Visit to find information that will help you distinguish rumor from fact when it comes to COVID-19.