The pandemic has raised everyone’s stress level, and unethical parties are taking advantage. Individuals with disabilities and their caregivers should be on the lookout for fraudulent claims and discuss what to do in response to suspicious communications. Here’s a partial list of the ever-multiplying Covid-19 scams designed to make money at your expense.

Government Communications Scams

Healthcare Claims

Undelivered products and services

Non-existent charities

Unemployment Claims


Grandparent scams

In general, do not share personal information until you have confirmed that the requesting party is whom they state. Do not click on links from someone you do not know. Do not click on links from someone you know without contacting that person to confirm they sent you a link. Covid-19 scams often urge immediate action, which you should resist and recognize is a red flag for a possible scam.

Please do your part to stop the spread of fraudulent activity and potentially reverse any financial losses you’ve suffered by reporting incidents to one or more of the following:

State Consumer Protection Office. You can find yours here:

National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline

Federal Trade Commission at

For additional information on COVID-19 scams, visit

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