Term Contact Tracing Scam Reporting
Code FN-1700.1470-147
Definition Programs that provide a hotline or other mechanisms that people can use to report incidents where scammers posing as COVID-19 contact tracers have attempted to obtain money or personal identifying information from their victims through phone calls or emails. Legitimate contact tracers track down people who have been exposed to the coronavirus and encourage them to isolate themselves and monitor their symptoms, and the process does not involve money or sensitive information such as Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers.
Created 7/23/20
Changed 9/29/20
Use References COVID-19 Contact Tracing Scam Reporting
See Also References Contact Tracing/Partner Notification (JP-1500.1500)
External Classification Terms Citizen Crime Reporting (NPC I02.02)
Law Enforcement (UW
Law Enforcement (NTE I60)
Law Enforcement Agencies (NPC I04)
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (AIRS LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
Related Concepts Cybercrime
Financial Services/Benefits
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Contact Tracing Scams Emerge as Latest Trick in COVID -- Fraud Book", Bloomberg Law website, https://news.bloomberglaw.com/health-law-and-business/contact-tracing-scams-emerge-as-latest-trick-in-covid-fraud-book

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