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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 05:43 PM

The people reportedly knocking on doors to test for COVID-19?

...They’re fake, cops say

...The rumor circulating on family text group chats goes something like this: people pretending to be employees with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are knocking on doors, wearing white lab coats, telling residents in Broward County that they’re testing for COVID-19.

Then, the messages say, they rob you.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office warned Thursday the CDC is not testing anyone for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, after some residents in Parkland reported on social platforms they had spotted the federal impersonators.

Hankerson said other types of scams are proliferating in the pandemic environment, like widespread texts and websites trying to steal personal information by inciting panic....

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article241353116.html

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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 05:58 PM

1. Seems like an awful dangerous way to make / steal money, considering that it might kill them, ...

if the house they just robbed is CV+. And if I were at home, I certainly won't answer the door, unless I know for sure who it is already, and the contact was planned in advance (which in these days and times, I don't want any of my friends to show up either, to protect themselves as well as me).

A good joke would be to look really sick, and answer the door (screen door is still locked securely), coughing and hacking (fake of course). This will scare them away permanently.

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