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BBB warning of COVID-19 contact tracing scams

The message will claim you've been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and then ask you to click a link for more information.

The Better Business Bureau is urging people to watch out for contact tracing scams.

It said the scammer will send a message through text, email or social media.

The message will claim you've been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and then ask you to click a link for more information.

The BBB said that link will probably contain malware.

Real contact tracers will call you and ask you to verify some personal information like name and date of birth.

"At that point, they may ask you about your medical health, your recent travels, and things like that. They're not going to ask you for any bank account information or any credit card information or anything along those lines," said Tony Binkley with the BBB.

He said if you are targeted by a contact tracing scam, report it to the Better Business Bureau.