Florida AG Ashley Moody is joining forces with local organizations to protect seniors from COVID-19 related scams

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Ashley Moody and leading senior organizations are joining forces to protect older Floridians from COVID-19 related scams.

Attorney General Moody, American Association of Retired Persons, Association of Mature American Citizens, American Seniors Association and the Florida Council on Aging today met virtually to discuss emerging scams designed to target older Floridians amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “Seniors are uniquely vulnerable to COVID-19 and to scams designed to exploit the fear surrounding the pandemic to rip off Floridians. That is why we are working with the top senior groups in Florida to make sure older Floridians have the resources necessary to avoid falling prey to these fraudsters. I want to thank these groups for the work they are doing to stay on top of emerging scams and keep their members informed.”

Some common COVID-19 related scams by category include: cyber scams, telephone and text messaging scams, counterfeit product offers, bogus door-to-door testing offers, offers to sell fake virus cures, and phony charity donation solicitations.

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