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Frosh Cautions Residents of Scams from Coronavirus

March 30th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is cautioning residents about con artists taking advantage of people's fears of the coronavirus.  Frosh told WBAL that  scammers are promoting fake cures for the new virus, selling people sham at-home testing kits and sending emails purportedly from the World Health Organization and federal health officials asking for personal information. He said senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to the scams. He said news that the federal government will be mailing checks to citizens has scammers working overtime in an attempt to cash in…

Frosh also urged consumers to report price gouging. He said his office has seen instances across the state, including one in which a case of water was being sold for $38…

Frosh recommended people to take photos should they see inflated prices and contact his office's consumer hotline at 410-528-8662.

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