Scammers Using Pandemic Confusion To Hustle People Out Of Money
Scammers are using the pandemic to trick people into giving out their personal information. Sara Kemerer, spokesperson for the Better Business Bureau of Cincinnati, says people have already been conned out of thousands of dollars.
“Scammers love to take advantage of the confusion and the stress that surrounds these major events. And it seems like every day for the past year and a half, if not longer, we have seen so many new events,” she said. “The news cycle is constantly changing. So, there’s something new for a scammer to take advantage of almost every week.”
The scammers are offering loans, peddling credit repair services or allegedly promoting government programs. That could include offering to connect people with rental assistance services.
The two primary places in Cincinnati offering rental assistance are the Community Action Agency and