Victims have lost more than $46 million from coronavirus-related scams, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
Often, the scams take the form of phishing emails, texts, or robocalls.
“One thing that we are seeing a lot is that they are offering these fake offers for cures and home testing kits,” said Courtney Anclam, a Senior Program Specialist for AARP. “They will send text messages [and] emails. They’ll call and say, ‘you can have this testing kit or cure, and all you have to do is send them a ton of money.”