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♦  TOP 10 COVID 19 SCAMS

BEWARE OF RED FLAGS

  • Urgency: Scammers will apply pressure or use fear to get you to act.
  • Scarcity: Scammers will claim there is a limited supply, so you must "buy now".
  • Social Consensus: Scammers want you to think everyone else is doing it too, and you don't want to be left behind!
  • Credible Sources: Scammers will claim they are with a reputable business or organization.

TIP: Do NOT click on links from sources you do not know, and only call known phone numbers.

  1. Fake Stimulus Checks - Usually have a limited time on them
  2. Robocalls - HANG UP! Scammers or scammy companies use illegal robocalls to profit from Coronavirus-related fears - posing as the IRS or Medicare. Visit the Federal Trade Commission's website to hear scam calls: ftc.gov/coronavirus
  3. Testing Scam - scammers are calling or knocking on doors in white lab coats or hazmat gear claiming to be with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention selling fake at-home Coronavirus tests.
  4. Treatment Scam - scammers are calling or knocking on doors in white lab coats or hazmat gear claiming to be with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention selling fake cures, vaccines, and medical advice on unproven treatments.
  5. Supply Scam - scammers are creating fake shops, websites, social media accounts, and email addresses to sell medical supplies in high demand, like surgical masks. When you try to purchase supplies, they pocket the money.
  6. Provider Scam - scammers are contacting people by phone and email, pretending to be doctors and hospitals that have treated a friend or family member for COVID-19 and demanding payment.
  7. Charity Scam - scammers are soliciting donations for individuals, groups, and areas impacted by coronavirus.
  8. Scammers follow the headlines
  9. Phishing Scam - scammers are sending emails posing as health officials, including the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They want to trick you into downloading malware or providing personal identification and financial information.
  10. App Scam - scammers are creating and controlling mobile apps used to track the spread of COVID-19. If used, these apps insert malware on your device that steals your personal and financial information.
  11. Compassion & Romance Scams - scammers will use this opportunity to prey on your vulnerability while you are contained and isolated to your home, developing a friendship or romantic relationship with you to gain your trust and obtain your personal and financial information.

Florida Covid Numbers

Food Distributions This Week

Friday, May 8, 2020
Miami-Dade County
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Goodlet Park, 4200 W. 8th Ave, Hialeah Farm Share, City of Hialeah
Mayor Carlos Hernandez & State Representative Bryan Avila.

Sunday, May 9, 2020
Broward County
4 to 6 p.m.
Islamic Center of Broward
9000 NW 44th St., Sunrise

Ongoing Weekly Food Distributions

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

9 a.m., Tuesday
Tropical Park
70 SW 40th St., Miami
Sponsored by Miami Dade County Parks in partnership with Farm Share

1 p.m., Tuesday
Marlins Park
Humana Lot
1390 N.W. 6th St., Miami

Next event, May 5
Enter the lot by heading east on N.W. 7th St., and then south on N.W. 14th Ave
Miami Marlins and the Marlins Foundation along with Farm Share

9 a.m. Wednesday
Homestead Air Reserve Park
27401 SW 127th Ave., Homestead

Next event, April 29
Sponsored by Miami Dade County Parks in partnership with Farm Share

9 am, Thursday
Amelia Earhart Park
401 East 65th St., Hialeah

Next event, April 30
Sponsored by Miami Dade County Parks in partnership with Farm Share

Upcoming Food Distributions

Miami-Dade County

2 p.m.
Christ Fellowship Miami
Monday, May 4 and 25
Palmetto Bay Campus and Doral

Monday, May 11
Palmetto Bay Campus and Redland
Monday, May 18
Palmetto Bay Campus and West Kendall. cfmiami.org

11 a.m. to noon, Thursday

May 7
South Dade Child Development Center
28520 SW 148th Ave.
Leisure City. Archdiocese of Miami
Broward County

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 6
Roe Fulkerson Lodge
811 Glenn Parkway, Hollywood
Dry food and vegetables.

More Information About Distribution, Volunteering and Donations

Food Giveaway for Broward and Miami Dade: https://fortlauderdaleonthecheap.com/drive-through-food-distribution-sites-in-south-florida/

Adopt-a-Box Florida: https://www.facebook.com/adoptaboxfl

Farm Share Distribution: http://farmshare.org/

Feeding South Florida: https://feedingsouthflorida.org/covid19/

The City of Fort Lauderdale is assisting any organization with food and emergency supply distribution events with traffic control support at no charge, to help prevent traffic backups and organize the flow of vehicles during the events. Complete a short online form at bit.ly/ftltrafficsupport or contact the 24-hour Neighbor Service Center at 954-828-8000 if you are an organization in need of assistance.