Scam & Fraud Information

Scammers are taking advantage of fears

surrounding COVID-19.  

Tips to help keep them at bay:

  • Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know. They could download viruses onto your computer or device. Watch for emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying that have information about the virus.

  • For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • Ignore online offers for vaccinations. There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) — online or in stores.

  • Do your homework when it comes to donations, whether through charities or crowdfunding sites. Don’t let anyone rush you into making a donation. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.

More information for older adults

can be found at

2020-12-21.MA SMP COVID-19 Vaccination Scam Alert

COVID-19 ~ EPA Scam Warning – Masks

COVID -19 Fraud and Scams Help – CAPE COD 5

Coronavirus  (COVID-19) Testing Scam

Massachusetts RMV Warning, Text Message Scam

FTC & Medicare Scam warning about “DNA Testing”

“National Orthotic Braces” Scam

FTC Information on Relationship Scammers online

Western Union; How to Get Your Money Back

Commonwealth of Massachusetts ID Theft and Scams update

HHS OIG Hotline telephone number Scam Targeting Seniors

Scam Awareness-Taxes by MA Comptroller

SCAM: Gift Cards-Justic Department for Back Taxes


MA State Treasurer Warns- “Unclaimed Property Winnings

The Cape Cod Chronicle Article – Fighting Phone Scams

Steps for avoiding Medicare Scams

Top 10 Scams Targeting Seniors

Notice from Eversource

How to Avoid Financial Fraud-Savy Seniors

Massachusetts Council on Aging Scam Page

Federal Trade Commissons- Scam Alert Page

Used Vehicle Scam

Medicare scam

Agency for Community Living Phishing Scam