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Posted on: March 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Scammers are Trying to Monopolize on Fear of COVID-19

Ohio Emergency Management Agency Will NOT Call You Asking for Personal Information

Scammers are Trying to Monopolize on Fear of COVID-19

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) is receiving reports of spam calls to Ohioans from individuals claiming to be from the Ohio EMA and requesting personal protected information, such as a Social Security number.

“The Ohio Emergency Management Agency is not calling Ohioans and asking for their protected personal information,” said Executive Director Sima Merick. “If you receive such a call, it is a scam. Please hang up the phone.”

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Ohio Department of Commerce Director Sherry Maxfield offer these tips to protect yourself from other scams.

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