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“Even before the crisis, robocalls were a continuing problem for many Floridians. Now that more Floridians than ever are working remotely and responding to an increasing volume of phone calls, some may find it difficult to ignore unknown numbers,” Moody’s office noted.
Florida’s CFO Jimmy Patronis and Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) Commissioner Russell Weigel want Floridians to know that scammers are preying on Floridians’ fears surrounding COVID-19.
The scams run the gambit from text messages and phone calls to imposters posing as health workers offering free COVID-19 tests. Moody called for Floridians to be on the lookout for scams and never give out personal or financial information to solicitors.