HARRISBURG, Pa (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Wolf administration is warning Pennsylvanians to beware of possible COVID-19 contact racing scams.
Potentials scams may involve a caller asking for a social security number or payment for tracing activity. The departments of Health and Aging say these are not part of contact tracing.
“Contact-tracing is vital in the state’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and we want Pennsylvanians to be confident that if they receive a call from a contact-tracer that the call is legitimate,” Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “If someone is unsure and would like to verify if the caller does in fact work in contact tracing, they can call the PA Department of Health at 1-877-PA HEALTH (1-877-724-3258) to verify.”
The state said a contact tracer may ask to verify your date of birth, address and phone numbers as well as the date and location of testing if you've tested positive for COVID-19.