Warning: Bradley County Covid-19 Scam Alert

Fake health dept. employees going door to door

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) – Bradley County authorities warn about a scam in their community involving fake health department employees.

The scammers go door to door and present false identification that they work for the health department.

They say they need to ask you questions about Covid-19.

But their health questions are detailed and include your social security numbers.

The Mayor’s Office says that’s not how the health department operates.

They only contact you in case of contact tracing and never visit your home.

They will only contact your by phone and will never ask for your social security number.

The County Mayor’s Office say police are investigating the cases.

But their best advice is if you get suspicious, just don’t give out sensitive information whether over the phone or in person.

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